Zuma announces development projects in Nquthu

2011-11-11 10:56

Residents of the Umzinyathi district in KwaZulu-Natal will benefit from various government development programmes, President Jacob Zuma said today.

Roads, a clinic, a police station and a multimillion-rand development centre would be built, Zuma said during a National Council of Provinces sitting in Nquthu.

The Ngolokodo and Vulamehlo rural housing projects were intended to benefit thousands of people, he said.

“The department of human settlements is also looking at the projects, which were unfortunately marred by construction faults, and it is working hard to rectify the houses concerned, particularly in Nquthu phase 2.”

To deal with the shortage of classrooms, schools in the Umzinyathi area would get mobile units.

“They will serve as classrooms, library, laboratory and they will also be fenced properly and be served with water and sanitation,” Zuma said.

The KwaZulu-Natal health department would build a clinic in Thathezakhe next year. The shortage of doctors would also be addressed.

A police station would be built in the Umzinyathi district to address security concerns.

“Thirty more police stations will be built in the rural areas across the country and Umzinyathi will be among the areas prioritised and considered, in the light of the serious concerns raised,” said Zuma.

He said a one-stop development centre would be built in Msinga.

“It will bring government services closer to the people.”

Zuma said R28 million had been budgeted for improving roads in the Nquthu area.

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