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Masisi bids constituency farewell

The Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has thanked residents of Machana lands, civil servants and Batswana in general for working with him in bringing development to the settlement and helping to uplift the livelihood of Batswana.

Mr Masisi expressed gratitude to residents of Machana for having faith in him and giving him the opportunity to play a role in the leadership of the country to bring developments to villages in the constituency and the country as a whole.

The Vice President said when bidding farewell to residents of Machana during a kgotla meeting he addressed yesterday.

He informed them that he would no longer be their Member of Parliament as from next month as he would be ascending to the position of presidency.

Mr Masisi who is also MP for Moshupa/Manyana constituency said he had played his part and it was time for a young, vibrant and intelligent leader to take the baton.

He requested Machana electorate to vote for somebody who was trustworthy and respectful. He apprised Machana Village Development Committee, elders and the youth for being faithful to him.

He explained that initially villages in the constituency did not have electricity and potable water, but today they had been connected to the national grid.

 He stated that two boreholes were being drilled at Machana by Debswana Mining Company.

Furthermore, he said during his tenure as MP, he brought many developments including the newly opened school which had 121 students in Machana including pre-school.

He urged residents to strive to be self-reliant, independent, take agriculture seriously and preserve culture.

He also thanked public servants in Moshupa/Manyana constituency who oversee government projects and paves way for developments in rural areas. He said public servants’ objectives was to make sure that people benefited from government programmes, adding they advised politicians on how to bring about developments in rural areas.

He also encouraged residents in rural areas to engage in arable farming that created employment for residents and help bring developments to such villages.

The Vice President said his next office would be responsible for making sure that government ministries and departments were inter-linked and their objectives and procedures complemented one another to improve service delivery and implementation of government projects.

He stated that retiring from MP’s office did not mean that he would cease from continuing with the projects he had been doing to help the nation, but would continue with his mission to help.

Mr Masisi informed residents that he consulted with Cabinet that settlements like Machana, Tshwaane, Bikwe and Gookodisa be recognised since the residents had long stayed in those areas.

However, residents of Machana expressed gratitude to the Vice President for serving the nation diligently as a civil servant and a politician.

Earlier, Kgosi Mogotsi Marotwane commended Mr Masisi for helping to bring developments to Machana.

Kgosi Marotwane also spoke highly about Vice President, who is also MP for the constituency and described him as a knowledgeable person who served his electorate well.

Machana VDC chairperson, Mr Mothusi Marumoatsile also thanked Mr Masisi for bringing developments to Machana, citing a primary school, solar power y and internal roads.

Giving vote of thanks, Southern District council chairperson, Mr Alec Seametso thanked the Vice President for being active in the development of the country. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Tshiamiso Mosetlha

Location : MACHANA

Event : Masisi bids Moshupa/Manyana constituency farewell

Date : Mar 08 Thu,2018