Mayor gets dirty as he levels roads
Greater Letaba, Limpopo, municipal mayor Joshua Matlou took time from his busy schedule to drive a grader to level badly damaged streets in Ramaroka village, Bolobedu.
Matlou drove the grader as part of an initiative to take service delivery to the people.
This came after the village community complained that they were unable to reach other parts of the village because of the poor condition of the roads.
Matlou said the villagers had phoned a talk show that he hosted on a community radio station recently and complained about the poor condition of the roads in the area, demanding that something be done about this.
He said driving the grader marked the official launch of a programme aimed at upgrading all roads in the villages in the Bolobedu municipality.
Yesterday Matlou arrived at his office in a suit only to find two graders ready for him to get to a different kind of work, helping to level the roads. He only need to make his choice.
"We are quite sure that by doing this we will be responding to some of the complaints raised by the people we serve as local government," Matlou said.
"We also want to make sure many villages are accessible to the Independent Electoral Commission."
Meanwhile, residents have said they were happy with the way the mayor attended to their complaints.
They said they wished local councillors in other parts of the municipality would respond as quickly to provide the services they are so desperately in need of.