EXECUITIVE MAYOR UNPACK STATE OF THE DISTRICT ADDRESS

The Executive Mayor, Cllr Mamedupi Teffo presented her State of District Address on 26 June 2024 through 8 community radio stations in the district namely, Energy fm, Moletjie fm, Turf fm, Blouberg fm, Mohodi fm, Zbfm, Mphahlele and Botlokwa fm. This was part of the Council processes that allowed the Speaker to invite the Executive Mayor to account and give feedback to the members of the community. The SODA was led by Council Chair of Chairs, Cllr Phuti Masoga.
In summary, the district will be implementing projects and programs with an approved total budget of R1,3 billion for the new financial year which is starting in July next month. The budget comprises R383m in capital expenditure and R988m for operating expenditure.
If you look at water supply, to make inroads and reduce backlogs, CDM will roll out the following new projects and augment existing schemes in the next financial year 2024/2025
– For Blouberg, we are setting aside a budget of R173m to connect the following areas to these new water projects:
– Completion of Grootpan, Sias, Longden, Ramaswikana Water Supply phase 1 (95%) and start phase 2 for 2,452 households,
– Completion of Kromhoek/ Makgato, Devrede, Taaibosch New Stand (85%) for 3,168 households,
– Completion of Milbank East (90%) Water Supply for 1,263 households,
– Completion of Inveraan (78%) for 2,206 households
– For Lepelle-Nkumpi, we are setting aside a budget of R71,7m to implement the following water projects in the 2024/25 financial year:
– Planning for Mphahlele RWS (Maijane, Sefalaolo, Makaepea, Sedimonthole, Moshate & Mashite (5818),
– Construction of Stocks RWS (Hwelereng, Makotse, Motantanyane) phase 1 (13080HH),
– Planning for Groothoek RWS for Madisha-Ditoro, Madisha-Leolo, Motserereng, Mamogwasha and Mapatjakeng (2364HH)
– Planning for Mathabatha/ Tongwane Regional Water Supply (Bodutulo) for 556 households,
– As well as planning for the installation of engineering services in Lebowakgomo Unti BA which will unlock the development of business area.
– For Molemole, we are setting aside a budget of R82m to implement the following water projects in the 2024/25 financial year – Phasha phase1 (900), Sefene RWS phase1 (1394) and Completion of Ratsaka Water supply which is at 75% (697HH). These projects will benefit a total of 2991 households in Molemole area when completed.
In terms of Operations and Maintenance for the next financial year, we will spend R25,7m while on water samples for testing we are setting aside a budget of R400 000 to collect 900 samples.
We are also planning to upgrade the Lebowakgomo Waste Water Treatment plant in phases from the current capacity of 3 Mega liters per day to 15 Mega liters per day. This will unlock development and create more job opportunities around the area.
Based on the feasibility studies, the upgrade of the plant and related outfall bulk line will cost over R607 Million and the application process for RBIG funding is underway
We will also spend a total of R547,000 to coordinate spatial development and coordinate spatial planning awareness sessions.
We will also be setting aside R1,3m to continue with our entrepreneurial support for SMMEs and on HIV/Aids prevention and care, and educational support to matriculants we have put aside R700 000 for special focus programmes,
Other programs are contained in our IDP that you can download from our website www.cdm.org.za
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