Operation Hlasela, a service delivery flagship programme by the Free State government, is underway in Wepener, Free State.
The event will take place in Wepener, Vrede and Marquard for the next three days and will focus on progress of the upcoming projects in the town.
Tate Makgoe, provincial MEC for education who is also attending, said the activities over the few days will include checking progress on the taxi rank and library that are under construction in Wepener.
Also, Makgoe and others who are among those attending, will be looking at the needs of schools in the towns and be sharing Christmas wishes with the residents of the town.
Makgoe also said that on the last day of the event, which will be on the 15th, a mass meeting with community members will be held where members can express their dissatisfaction with services in the town and how best to attend to the needs of the town.
Makgoe added “This is a very important programme where, in fact, the provincial government of the Free State, the local municipalities and some departments come together and solve the people’s problems. Indeed, we solve the problems with the people themselves.”
Wepener is one of the towns recently added to Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality and was previously part of Naledi Local Municipality.
Among those attending the event were Dora Kotzee (Free State Department of Public Works and Infrastructure MEC ), Sisi Ntombela (MEC for Free State Department of COGTA and Human Settlements) and FS Premier, Ace Magashule.