Mayor responds positively to poor state of roads

2016-02-10 06:00
Photo: supplied Mandeni mayor Siphesihle Zulu introduced Premier Attraction Civils to the community, a company contracted for resurfacing and the renewal of roads in Bhidla and Dark City.

Photo: supplied Mandeni mayor Siphesihle Zulu introduced Premier Attraction Civils to the community, a company contracted for resurfacing and the renewal of roads in Bhidla and Dark City.

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MANDENI mayor Siphesihle Zulu responded positively on Sunday, 7 February, to the community’s outcry about potholes on most of the roads at Sundumbili Township.

The mayor responded by introducing Premier Attraction Civils to the community, the company contracted for resurfacing and the renewal of roads in Bhidla and Dark City.

The contractor was presented to the community at two separate meetings held at Sundumbili High School and Sibusisiwe Hall on the same day.

During these meetings, Zulu announced that an amount of R7,3 million has been allocated to resurface Bhidla, Usiba and Amajuba roads under ward 15 and Ilanga, Intuthuko and Umkhaya roads under ward 7.

He said these projects should have commenced last year in September but due to conflicts that erupted regarding the selection of the contractor it was delayed.

Zulu told community members that work on these roads would start on 8 February and should be completed by July, this year. He ensured community members that quality material will be used to resurface the roads.

The mayor said locals would be given first preference for employment on the projects and that more employees would be recruited as time goes by.

“As part of empowering emerging contractors, we wish to encourage local SMME’s [Small Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises] to bring their company profiles and identify their area of strength so they can grow their business in future,” he said.

He said the Mandeni Municipality has in the past few years tarred almost 35 kilometres of road in Sundumbili Township and all roads are now black top and few needed resurfacing with quality material.

He urged ratepayers to pay for municipal services so that the community could live with state of the art amenities.

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