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The Mahikeng Local Municipality head office in Mmabatho was a hive of activity last week when dozens of media practitioners representing various media houses including community-based outlets and established media houses in the province, crowded the offices for a special annual Media Day hosted by the municipal Executive Mayor, Councilor Gosiame Seatlholo.
Accompanied by members of her Mayoral Committee and senior managers, Cllr Seatlholo interacted with media personalities and recommitted herself towards working closely and supporting local media houses. The mayor appealed for a fair and balanced reporting from media practitioners.
In her address, Seatlholo outlined her priorities which included the now popular Back to Basics Setsokotsane programme and the Mahikeng recovery, renewal and repositioning plan. The two intertwined plans are aimed at changing the face of Mahikeng and fast tracking service delivery backlogs. The Mahikeng recovery, renewal and repositioning plan aims at revitalizing the current infrastructure in Mahikeng that will enable the economy of Mahikeng to perform optimally. New infrastructure programmes will also be initiated with the view of making the capital city competitive and possibly attract new investment.
But a special emphasis was placed on the cleaning of Mahikeng and the permanent closure of all illegal dumping sites. In return, journalists, editors and reporters who attended the municipal media day were also given a chance to ask questions. Both the mayor and members of the mayoral committee responded to various questions ranging from the alleged sale of the Bradford Park taxi rank, the recent Integrated Development Programmes review processes, the municipal strategies on fighting corruption, the implementation and enforcement of by-laws especially for those who are hell-bent on littering and stealing government property.
Media practitioners were provided with the Back to Basics discussion document which was adopted at the Presidential Summit on Local Government. The Mahikeng Renewal, Recovery and Reposition discussion document was also discussed and clarity was provided to all media practitioners.
Source: Mafikeng Mail