President Zuma responds to Hammanskraal request
01 June 2012
President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 2 June 2012, respond to an impassioned email sent to the Presidential Hotline by a resident of Ngobi Village in Hammanskraal, North West Province.
Ms Mmatsheko Pine wrote as follows to the President, as read in the State of the Nation Address of 2012:
“There is the area called Ngobi near Hammanskraal, under Moretele Local Municipality, the people residing in the area are now old, aged and mostly sick. The area has been without water for the past two years. People rely on rain to harvest water. There are water pipes and machines installed but the problem is said to be pressure to pump water. Could your office kindly assist with the powers that be?"
During this visit the President will stop over at the Ngobi Water Project in the Village. It involves the construction of 2,5MI water reservoir and the equipping of 10 boreholes, electrification of boreholes and construction of pump stations.
In addition, the President will visit the Gaseitsiwe High School to donate a Science Mobile Laboratory.
He will also visit the home of Ms Pine, primarily to thank her for highlighting the plight of her community.
All other members of the community will also get an opportunity to engage the President on service delivery issues at a community meeting to happen as the last item of this monitoring and evaluation visit.
The President will be accompanied by the following Ministers:
· Performance Monitoring and Evaluation: Minister Collins Chabane
· Economic Development: Minister Ebrahim Patel
· Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Minister Richard Baloyi
· Water and Environmental Affairs: Minister Edna Molewa
· Energy: Minister Dipuo Peters
The programme is as follows:
10:00 Opening of South African Social Security Services Agency (SASSA) Service Point
Cyverskuil Community Hall (Cyverskuil Village)
Travel about 15km on tar road from Cyverskuil Village to the family of Ms Mmatsheko Pine
Visit to the family of Ms Mmatsheko Pine and neighbouring families (Ngobi Village)
Checking the state of water
Travel about 6km on gravel road from the Pine family to the water project
Visit to Ngobi Water Project (Ngobi Village)
Construction of 2,5Ml Water Reservoir; and Equipping 10 boreholes, electrification of boreholes and construction of pump stations
Travel about 7km on gravel road from the boreholes to Gaseitsiwe High School
Visit to Gaseitsiwe High School (Ngobi Village)
President to donate the Science Mobile Laboratory
Travel about 1km on gravel road from the school to the venue of the Community Meeting.
(Each site visit will instantly follow the other)
13:00: Community Meeting: Ngobi Village Open Field
Media wishing to attend are requested to RSVP with Jonas Mashigo on 0826799464 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Proffesor Ndawonde on 0784565738 / email@example.com.
Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by: The Presidency