Mayor announces new hall in Isithebe

2016-04-20 06:00
Mandeni mayor Siphesihle Zulu recently announced that a community hall is to be constructed in Isithebe - an area that was recently rocked by a week long community protest. Photo: supplied

Mandeni mayor Siphesihle Zulu recently announced that a community hall is to be constructed in Isithebe - an area that was recently rocked by a week long community protest. Photo: supplied

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MANDENI Mayor Siphesihle Zulu recently announced that a community hall will be constructed in Makhempini, Isithebe.
This comes after an Integrated Development Plan and budget meeting was held in the area last week, 7 April, as part of the municipality’s programme of action to address the impact the recent protests had on the local community.

Zulu said as the term of the current council is drawing closer to an end, outgoing councillors should ensure that service delivery is fast tracked.

He also announced the contractor – JPL Mkhize Civil Construction and Trading – adding that since a contractor had been appointed construction of the hall will begin soon.

Once complete, the new hall will seat 225 people and will have an office for the councillor, ablution facilities, changing rooms and a kitchen, and it is expected to be complete within six months.

“We therefore urge you to support us as the municipality, and people should refrain from stealing equipment from the construction site as this might cause delays to the completion of the project, if you buy from those thieves you should know that you are hindering your infrastructural development,” said Zulu.

He said the installation of street lights in the area is in the pipeline.
He further stated that the community work programme will increase the number of workers it employs to 32, and that those who wish to become business people should come forward so that they will receive training at uMfolozi College in a programme run by the municipality.

Zulu also handed over work equipment to small businesses in the area. The equipment included a block-making machine, a sewing machine and a grass-cutter.

The mayor said R143 million has been allocated for the continuation of the housing projects in wards 11, 9 and 16, adding that R202 million has been set aside to continue with the electrification project.


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