Operation Hlasela Tour comes to a wrap

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THANDI XABA

Premier Ace Magashule has rounded off the Operation Hlasela tour which the provincial government embarked on seven days ago. "We went around checking and monitoring service delivery, the quality of the work in terms of houses and municipal workers.

This tour helped us check and understand the challenges individuals were facing like poverty and poor service delivery," he says.
Activities that were held in Mangaung included visits of land restitution sites and handing over houses in Tweespruit.

MEC of Free State Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Environmental Affairs & Small Business Msebenzi Zwane launched the opening of Maria Moroka Resort, a game reserve that is less than an hour’s drive from Bloemfontein.

The residents of Thaba Nchu were also organised a huge mass meeting to address their various needs and grievances.

“Residents of Thaba Nchu are not pleased about their Home Affairs offices being far away, so we will build regional offices for them and before the end of April 2015, those working in Bloemfontein, travelling and spending a lot of money in terms of transport will now be working in their own town. We will also open roads that will link the villages because Thaba Nchu is huge,” explains Magashule.

The tour included viewing the construction progress of the new Seisa Ramabodu Stadium in Bloemfontein, which will be located in Rocklands.

The premier enthused that the multi-purpose stadium will officially be handed over to the provincial government by March 2015.

Lastly on their programme will be the wellness and health day on November 27th at the Grootvlei Sports Ground. “It will be driven by provincial MEC of Health Benny Malakaone.

He will lead delegations, meet and check with students who have been studying in China if they are doing well, hear what we can still do for them because when they complete their studies, he country will benefit from such people,” says Magashule.

The Free State government went around the province, in all five districts to showcase projects completed by government under the support of Operation Hlasela.