Christmas is time for love, caring, sharing and showing compassion for everybody. Many of us have been away from our homes for long periods and we are longing to spend quality time with our loved ones. This is the period which is characterised by the spirit of giving and we should extend our hands and open our hearts by taking care of those who are less privileged.
It is also time to reflect on the journey travelled for the past 12 months and to plan for the year ahead. This year was filled with many exciting moments and as government we have moved many steps to deliver basic services to our communities. We shall continue to do so in the next year to realise the objectives of the National Development Plan which are to eradicate poverty, creation of equal society and to fight unemployment. This can only be achieved by working together with our social partners and the community.
On behalf of Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality I would like to wish everyone Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We are confident that despite challenges we faced in our schools, our matriculants will make us proud when the results are announced. We urge people to respect life and property of fellow citizens.
Let us watch over our neighbourhood and report any suspicious activities to the Police.
The golden rule is “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, ARRIVE ALIVE” and that should be the motto of every road user. Let’s us all reduce the fatalities and make our roads safer by changing our attitudes towards fellow motorists and pedestrians. It is our business to do and it is possible.
We would like to see everybody safe when we enter 2018, renewed with energy and ready to work. To the youth we appeal to you to stop indulging in unsafe sex and consuming intoxicants. Play safe and take care of yourself.
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018.
I thank you