THE executive mayor of Bushbuckridge, Milton Morema, has met Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters to discuss ways to accelerate the provision of electricity to the town.

The meeting took place in Centurion near Pretoria on Friday. Morema is said to have told the minister that several rural settlements in Bushbuckridge were withoutelectricity.

Morema confirmed that the meeting took place but refused to divulge details.

"My meeting with the minister was related to improving the lives of our people in making sure that we fast-track the installation of electricity in Bushbuckridge.

"I'm not at liberty to disclose details at the moment," Morema said yesterday.

The meeting came in the wake of a march by about 150 people, who delivered a memorandum at the Acornhoek police station last week complaining about a certain road project in Greenvalley, saying it was taking too long to be completed.