Phikwe residents call for SPEDU mandate review

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: The former mining community has called for the review of the SPEDU mandate, as they believe it is not serving its purpose now that the mine has closed down.

At a kgotla meeting addressed by MP for Selebi-Phikwe West Dithapelo Keorapetse this week, residents said the current mandate and strategy of Selebi Phikwe Economic Diversification Unit (SPEDU) is not relevant to the current Selebi-Phikwe economic situation because it was designed when the mine was operational to diversify away from its reliance.  They said it is imperative to align with the current economic needs of the town.

Keorapetse concurred that it is a necessary request to reevaluate what SPEDU seeks to address.  “Now that there is no mine there is need to review and align it with the economy revival strategies so that it changes the way it has been doing things to address the challenging economic situation because there is no mine who SPEDU sought to diversify the economy away from,” he said.

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