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Fatal accidents on the rise along A10, A12 roads

Fatal accidents are on the rise along the A10 road, particularly at Engen Filling Station and A12 road at Mmopane and Gakuto Turn Off.

According to Mogoditshane/Thamaga Sub-council chairperson Mr Ofentse Mafoko, statistics show that from January to March this year, there were 28 fatal accidents resulting in  eight deaths as compared to six fatal accidents and 14 serious cases last year around the same period.

“This brings the total number of accidents this year to 28 in just three months as compare to 20 cases last year in the period,” he said during the opening of the sub-council session on May 13.

Mr Mafoko therefore advised motorists to obey traffic signs and to observe speed limits.

Nonetheless, Mr Mafoko told councillors that police have recorded a high number of robbery cases and attempted robbery in the sub-district. 

He also noted that the police had also experienced an upsurge in serious crimes, particularly cases of murder and related offences.

Mr Mafoko further noted that Tsolamosese and Mogoditshane areas had been hard hit by rape cases, saying that such offences were exacerbated by perpetrators who had taken advantage of the bushy areas and streets in secluded dark places. 

He, said that council would engage Ipelegeng workers to de-bush the affected areas and floodlights shall be installed in those areas, funds permitting.

On other issues, he said Gabane/Mmankgodi had come up tops among the four constituencies in the sub-district after registering a high number of eligible voters in the national general voter registration exercise that came to an end on April 28.

“ About 23  491 eligible voters were registered in Gabane/Mmankgodi followed by Lentsweletau/Mmopane registering 19 861 voters.

Thamaga/Kumakwane constituency registered 19 356 with Mogoditshane registering 16 123,” he said.

On the status of recurrent projects, councillor Mafoko said projects for construction of culverts at Thamaga and Mmankgodi villages as well as the construction of access road had been completed.

He also shed light on the status of road levy funded projects.  

Asphalt Botswana has been awarded a tender of overlaying of seven kilometres of internal roads in Mogoditshane and Mmopane. 

He explained that the tender had been recently awarded.

Overlaying is complete and road markings are on-going. 

The tender for construction of stormwater drainage and associated works at Mmankgodi has been awarded and contract signing was done on May 4.

He said the tender for the construction of the dual lining road from Pula Spar to Mmankgodi junction was closed on April 24 this year and it was at the evaluation stage.

The project includes the construction of internal roads from Gabane/Mmankgodi junction to Tloaneng and Mmokolodi.  ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Lindi Morwaeng

Location : MOGODITSHANE

Event : interview

Date : May 15 Wed,2019

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