South Africa

Ramaphosa is set to deliver a keynote speech in Koster, NW

The area is plagued with service delivery problems and residents have staged protests, barricading the road between Koster and Rustenburg in an attempt to pressure the government to do its job.

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Center in Port Shepstone on Friday, November 12, 2021. Photo: PresidencyZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG — President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the keynote address at this year’s National Human Rights Day event at the Reagile Community Center in Koster, in the northwest.

The area is plagued with service delivery problems and residents have staged protests, barricading the road between Koster and Rustenburg in an attempt to pressure the government to do its job.

This year’s commemoration is held under the theme: “The Year of Unity and Renewal: Protecting and Preserving Our Human Rights Achievements”.

The small town of Koster falls under the local municipality of Kgetlengrivier and, like many parts of the province, residents are struggling with service delivery issues, the biggest being the water crisis.

Fed up with the unreliable supply, the local ratepayers association took the municipality to court in 2020 and managed to take over management of the water and sewage facilities themselves.

The municipality has since taken over responsibility, but the taxpayers’ association is contesting the decision.
Earlier this month, the municipality accused Reagile residents of vandalizing water infrastructure, cutting off their supply due to excessive water losses they blamed on stolen meters and bursting pipes. residential pipelines.

With water seemingly the hottest issue in the community, Ramaphosa is set to open a local library on Monday.

Ramaphosa’s keynote address will be streamed live on various media platforms.



Ramaphosa is set to deliver a keynote speech in Koster, NW

Source link Ramaphosa is set to deliver a keynote speech in Koster, NW

Back to top button