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The North West Provincial Government MEC’s Task Team for Ditsobotla Local Municipality is hard at work in addressing the challenges facing Blydeville. Immediately after the Task Team was turned down by the community, progress report on departments was consolidated.

The Task Team was appointed by Premier Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo to address issues of service delivery in the municipality. The task team ís constituted of  five MEC’s namely: MEC Sello Lehari (Education and Sport Development), Dr Mpho Motlhabane (Community Safety and Transport Management), Dr Magome Masike (Department of Health), MEC Wendy Nelson (Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development) and MEC Fenny Gaolaolwe (Local Government and Human Settlement).

On Wednesday, 11 October 2017 a teenager was allegedly shot and killed during protests in the area. To this far the North West government is working with the family through the Ditsobotla Local Municipality to provide a dignified send off for the departed one. The government is helping the family with the grocery, tent and the cattle to be slaughtered.

The Task Team will be meeting with the leadership of the Blydeville community to prepare for the broader community meeting. The efforts of the Task Team is to share information on projects to be rolled out in the area.

MEC Sello Lehari the Chairperson for the North West Provincial Government MEC’s Task Team for Ditsobotla Local Municipality emphasized that the community should be updated regularly of developments in the area.

“As the Task Team our primary mandate is to address challenges identified by the community. In so doing our responsibility is to empower our communities with information since “information is power”, said MEC Lehari.