Newly elected ward 24 councillor Christopher Masia laid bare his future plans for his area during an exclusive interview with Tshwane Bulletin, after City of Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams MMC for Community and Social Development Ms Thabisile Vilakazi donated school uniforms learners at Mlokotwa Dube Primary School in Winterveldt recently.
“I am child of the ANC in ward raised by the likes of comrade Nomzamo Majola, I have ascended some the leadership structures of the organisation, the vision I have for the ward first and foremost is unity, as the previous councillor was assassinated and the other succumbed to cancer, until now none of the perpetrators have been brought to book, we want to rid our ward of thug tendencies,” Said Masia.
Masia said “I was recalled as I have led this ward 10-years ago, our offices are being vandalised, after security guards at randwater offices were recalled leaving the offices open for theft and damage. We want it to be restored so that we can be accessible to our community members. I mean how you provide service when your offices are without electricity,”
“Water, electricity and security are some of the issues top my priority list that urgently needs our attention, as everybody knows Winterveldt is made up largely of rural areas and it is paramount that they get electricity and water. We have incidences of people diverting water for their own selfish use and we are addressing that so that everyone can have access to clean water,” said Masia.
We want to revitalise our street committees, CPF’s and once the vandalised offices are fixed, the issue of accessibility would be addressed as people will have access to our services such as proof of residence and other societal issues that need our attention.