MP DAVID TSHERE CALLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE OF ART BUS RANK IN NEXT DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Mahalapye West Member of Parliament (MP), David Tshere, has called on government to consider including the construction of a state-of-the-art Mahalapye bus rank in the next National Development Plan 12.
The MP was reacting to an answer by Local Government Minister, Eric Molale who told parliament that Mahalapye bus rank has not been approved for funding in the current NDP11 due to budgetary constraints.
Molale told parliament that in the meantime, the Central District Council has secured an 8ha plot on the southern side of Mahalapye along the A1 for the development of a bus rank in future. He added that the Central District Council remains committed to involving private sector participation through the Expression of Interest to develop the bus rank with its associated commercial infrastructure at the plot earmarked for the facility.
Tshere in an interview with Echo newspaper, said that government should expedite the construction of the bus rank and plan for its construction in 2023 when the NDP 12 commences.