Ga-Rankuwa Ya Rona held a meeting at the YMCA to address the issue of crime and service delivery in the community.
Organisers of Ga-Rankuwa Ya Rona said they decided to meet recently because the hall was only available, not because youth month was taking place.
- Lately we have been encountering many robberies and hijackings.
- There are night patrollers around the community but criminals can reach beyond the security measures. .
- The meeting aimed to address crime and service delivery in the community.
- Ga-Rankuwa are the youth are influenced by the use of drugs and being unemployed.
The meeting aimed to address crime and service delivery in the community. “Lately we have been encountering many robberies and hijackings and we solely believe that most of the criminals are from our community, although they work with others from nearby areas.
There are night patrollers around the community but criminals can reach beyond the security measures we have placed”, said a member of Ga-Rankuwa Ya Rona.
He further said that most of the people committing a crime in Ga-Rankuwa are the youth, influenced by the use of substances and being unemployed. “There is no school in the whole of Ga-Rankuwa that offers extramural activities or art centres.
We wish that the government could create extra murals at schools that will help keep the youth out of the streets, as this might distract and keep them busy rather than going out to commit crimes”, said anonymously.
The member says that councillors are not helping with service delivery. In response to concerns about services, they ask to see and know who is saying that rather than being met.
Furthermore, he said that Ga-Rankuwa cannot develop because the community raises its concerns only on social media.
Due to a lack of community support, they will never attend such meetings, making them powerless to confront government officials.
In conclusion, Ga-Rankuwa Ya Rona members said that they have had enough of protesting for the government to notice them, and are now considering stopping paying household bills until their needs are met.