Mmegi Online :: Tsetsebjwe, Moletemane pin hope on delimitation
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Tsetsebjwe, Moletemane pin hope on delimitation

BOBONONG: Bobirwa villages of Tsetsejwe and Moletemane are pinning their hopes on the next delimitation exercise to be reincorporated into the Bobirwa Constituency.
By Staff Writer Mon 19 Nov 2018, 08:00 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Tsetsebjwe, Moletemane pin hope on delimitation








They were carved into Tswapong North Constituency leaving them straddled between Bobirwa and Palapye sub-district councils for service delivery.Since 2009 Bobirwa authorities have been battling to have the two villages and surrounding cattle posts, ranches and farmlands that were heaved off to Tswapong North reintegrated into Bobirwa in their quest to have two constituencies in Bobirwa.

It is reckoned that the move will sufficiently raise Bobirwa's population for the sub-district council to merit two Members of Parliament (MPs) to facilitate increased socio-economic development in Bobirwa.  The argument is that the fact that the villages are still serviced by Bobirwa Sub District Council makes the case for their return to Bobirwa all the more cogent and that the matter should make the agenda for the next delimitation exercise.
  Moletemane village councillor, Kagiso Tshwene, said during an interview with The Monitor that they find themselves in a dilemma when it comes to service-delivery.  He argued that some projects are  distributed as per constituency yet they do not derive any benefits from sitting in the Palapye sub district council.  The two wards sit in Bobirwa sub council.
  "The bulk of Tswapong Constituency falls under Palapye and some programmes such as backyard gardening and even the Constituency League are distributed as per constituency.  As such the situation poses serious blackouts on

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us regarding such programmes and we fail to address our people on these programmes," he added.
  Councillor Tshwene also elaborated on the issue of land allocation, saying Moletemane falls under Maunatlala sub land board yet he attends council meetings at Bobirwa sub district council and consequently fails to address land allocation issues.
  He said: "We fail to give proper feedback to the people we represent as a result of the situation.  People want service-delivery and they know nothing about the Delimitation Commission.  It is also costly for them to travel to Palapye instead of Bobonong for service.  Seemo sa teng se re paledisa tiro."
  He explained that they have lodged their concerns with their MP as well as Cabinet ministers who visit the two villages.  The councillor believes having a second constituency in Bobirwa to service the southern part of Bobirwa would be ideal as the population there warrants wider representation.
Bobirwa Sub District Council Chairman, Ishamel Legwaila, maintained during an interview that people from the two villages belong to them as they share many things in common. Legwaila said that the councillors of the two villages have always approached him over the issue of services, as they have to get some from Palapye sub district council and some from Palapye sub district council.

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