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Limpopo Premier Mr Chupu Stanley Mathabatha has officially handed over 57 vehicles to Senior Traditional leaders as part of government’s provision of tools of trade to deserving traditional leaders, Ngoako Ramatlhodi Stadium in Seshego.

This is in line with South African Legislation that directs the Department of CoGHSTA to provide enabling resources to ensure that traditional leaders can effectively deliver on the responsibilities tied to their positions.

The allocation of the vehicles followed the announcement by the MEC of CoGHSTA recently that total number of 102 vehicles would be procured for the for Senior Traditional Leaders by the end of the current financial year. Today’s handover was a first badge of the total number and the remaining will be delivered before the end of this financial year as premier pronounced.

“Traditional leaders remain important component of our democracy. Despite the many challenges that the Province witnessed previously due to budget constraints which affected allocation of resources to the traditional leaders, the Province has now improved. This year Limpopo through CoGHSTA has built ten offices to Senior traditional leaders in the Provice, such is a significant achievement”, said Mathabatha.

The Chairperson of the Limpopo House of Traditional Leaders and the Khoi-San, Hosi Pheni Ngove, registered his words of regards to the Limpopo Provincial Government as well as their good relationship, and he said that traditional leaders should follow the policy provided regarding vehicles provision and appreciated the fact that things have changed unlike previous times when traditional leaders were receiving vehicles without policy to follow.

Premier Mathabatha further emphasized to the Senior Traditional Leaders that the allocation of vehicles to them is not a present but a provision to them as tools of trade to discharge their responsibilities effectively in line with their mandate and role in government.