Disturbing road accidents, bringing about the loss of lives, mostly the youth in Lephalale, Limpopo has on Wednesday last week prompted the Local Mayor, Jack Maeko to seek divine intervention in a bid to end the carnage.
Maeko and the local Pastors held The Prayer Day Session at Moses Monanyane Sports Complex at Shongoane.
Some Holy Bible scriptures read revived the soul of the majority in participation were Mathew 18:19-20, Luke 6:45, Isaiah 47:10-11, Jeremiah 6:2&25, Thessalonians 5:3&5
Pastors preached a similar message of respect, observing the rules of the roads seeking for divine intervention from the heavenly father in all challenges affecting local people.
According to statistics from the South African Police Service in the area, some contributing factors for the fatalities are reckless and careless driving, driving under the influence of liquor and speeding.
Maeko said the Municipality views the consistent loss of lives on the roads as a call of great concern which needs a joined intervention from everybody involved with road safety including churches.
“Lephalale is “Vibrant City and Energy Hub” turning into a reality, I stress that road safety is a key factor. But our endeavors to be the first and the fastest growing city under the democratic government will be futile if we keep losing lives of our people on the roads” explained Maeko.
As part of the government to fight the persevering deep-seated triple challenge of poverty, joblessness, and inequality, the Mayor with the Department of Environmental Affairs propelled skills development training.
Maeko said the programme aim at equipping youngsters with essential skills to enter the job market.
The programme will offer courses ranges from tourism, cookery to agriculture.
Maeko urged all participants to utilise this open door as a venturing stone towards a superior future and to develop Lephalale