Municipality ‘delivers on promises’

2017-09-15 06:00
 Photo: khaya magenuHarry Gwala District Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe (right) and Executive Director for Infrastructure Services Bheki Makwakwa at the Mangwaneni water treatment plant.

Photo: khaya magenuHarry Gwala District Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe (right) and Executive Director for Infrastructure Services Bheki Makwakwa at the Mangwaneni water treatment plant.

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HARRY Gwala District Municipality has made progress and has delivered on its promises to the people.

This was evident when district mayor Mluleki Ndobe monitored the progress of water projects in Bulwer on Friday.

The monitoring started at the Xhosheyakhe Water Reservoir, which is in the final stages of construction.

The reservoir cost R7.8 million. The mayor then went to the Mangwaneni Water Treatment Plant.

“I am so happy with the work done by the contractors and hope communities will soon get clean water,” said Ndobe.

He said their vision is to ensure Harry Gwala District Municipality is the leading water service provider in KwaZulu-Natal by the year 2030.

Ndobe reflected on the challenges faced and progress made so far. He tackled unemployment in the district, assuring residents that the municipality was fighting the scourge and creating permanent and temporary jobs.

“In our endeavour to create employment and reduce poverty, we have created a huge number of job opportunities through local economic development,” said Ndobe.

He said in this financial year their budget is below a billion rand, but they are committed to ensuring that communities get service delivery.

Ndobe said they indentified drought hot spot areas following the collapse of water schemes.

“Our water schemes collapse is due to the drying up of our source of water in Kokstad because of ageing infrastructure leading to the spillage of sewage,” he said.

He said they decided that municipal management and their service provider must help to resolve the problem of water and sanitation in Kokstad.

“At our last council meeting we resolved to form a rapid response team that will respond immediately to the challenges of water and sewage in our communities,” said Ndobe.

HARRY Gwala District Municipality has made progress and has delivered on its promises to the people.

This was evident when district mayor Mluleki Ndobe monitored the progress of water projects in Bulwer on Friday.

The monitoring started at the Xhosheyakhe Water Reservoir, which is in its final stages of construction.
The water reservoir cost R7.8 million. The mayor then went to the Mangwaneni water treatment plant.

“I am so happy with the work done by the contractors and hope communities will soon get clean water,” said Ndobe.

He said their vision is to ensure Harry Gwala District Municipality is the leading water service provider in KwaZulu-Natal by the year 2030.

Ndobe reflected on the challenges faced and progress made so far. He tackled unemployment in the district, assuring residents that the municipality was fighting the scourge and was creating permanent and temporary job opportunities.  

“In our endeavour to create employment and reduce poverty, we have created a huge number of job opportunities through local economic development,” said Ndobe.

He said in this financial year their budget is below a billion rand, but they are committed to make sure communities are getting service delivery.

Ndobe said they indentified drought hot spots following the collapse of water schemes.

“Our water schemes collapse is due to the drying up of our source of water in Kokstad because of ageing infrastructure leading to the spillage of sewage,” he said.

He said they decided that municipal management and their service provider must help to resolve the problem of water and sanitation in Kokstad.

“At our last council meeting we resolved to form a rapid response team that will respond immediately to the challenges of water and sewer in our communities,” said Ndobe.

 

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