Murchison grievances responded to

2017-10-12 06:01

WARD 21 residents in Murchison have accepted the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality’s promise to deliver housing and other amenities, starting from November.

They say they will hold the municipality to its word.

Municipal Speaker Doctor Njoko­ and municipal manager Max Mbili, addressed residents last Tuesday about the municipality’s plan for area, including the construction of housing and toilets.

This follows a service delivery protest by the community two weeks ago where they blockaded the N2 with burning tyres demanding houses, employment, traffic lights and a library.

Njoko told residents, who waited on the N2, that most of their grievances were already being addressed and the projects will start soon.

Community leader Welcome Mgqosini said the community is waiting in anticipation.

“This is long overdue, but come November we want those houses they promised,” he said.

Mgqosini said even though the community is not satisfied with some responses from the municipality, they believe a solution will soon be reached.

RNM spokesperson Simon April said the municipality has contacted the South African Road Agency to erect traffic lights at the identified areas.

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