Electrification project to be completed New headline here

2016-11-16 06:00
 Photo: supplied Mandeni Mayor Siphesihle Zulu urged all residents of the area to ensure that their rates are paid in full as this will assist the municipality with funds meant for service delivery.

Photo: supplied Mandeni Mayor Siphesihle Zulu urged all residents of the area to ensure that their rates are paid in full as this will assist the municipality with funds meant for service delivery.

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MANDENI Mayor Siphesihle Zulu announced last Tuesday, 8 November that the electrification of houses in the Vutha area will be completed as some houses were yet to receive electricity.

Zulu made the announcement during an Integrated Development Plan (IDP) meeting which was held in the Nkomidli Sports Field in the Ndulinde area.

“Today we are here to introduce the contractor for this project and that is A1 Electrical and the implementing agent is Percy Mthembu of PSMT engineers.

“They will give about 352 households electricity and the project should take about three months to be completed,” Zulu said.

The mayor called on residents with illegal connections to stop making use of this because they would now be receiving electricity from Eskom.

“As a municipality, we work closely with Eskom and the department of Energy and Minerals so that we can successfully provide energy to our communities,” Zulu said.

He added that according to the municipality’s infrastructural development, 1 000 houses have been built in the same area.

“It is important to note that the municipality will continue with phase two of the housing project to accommodate those who did not receive a house after phase one had been completed,” the mayor said.

Furthermore, Zulu said the road D883 is currently being tarred despite this project being delayed due to unforeseen circumstances and that the municipality and the department would embark on the construction of Vutha Bridge.

“We also have programmes geared towards poverty alleviation like the CWP where a number of local residents are recruited to perform cleaning duties in government institutions like schools,” said Zulu.

In conclusion, Zulu urged all ratepayers to ensure that their accounts are up-to-date as these funds help the municipality fulfill its duties of rolling out other infrastructural development programmes.

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