Potholes fixed privately

2015-05-07 06:00
=Pothole before it was fixed by Marlon Booysen

=Pothole before it was fixed by Marlon Booysen

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Potholes on roads and streets in the Uitenhage and Despatch regions seem to be an increasing problem. The longer it takes to repair the holes not only get bigger, but it also increases the possibility of accidents and damage to verhicles.

“Someone has to fix it. I know we as residents or the public are not allowed to do so, but this pothole has been in the road for the past seven months without any attempt from the authorities to have it repaired,” said Marlon Booysen.

He argues that this private initiative could result in job creation as between 15 to 20 people will be needed to assist him in mixing the cement and covering the potholes.

This fixing of potholes project initiated by Booysen was sponsored by businesswoman Leonie Hayward and the first pothole to be fixed was in Tulbach Road, Fairbridge Heights in Uitenhage.

“We did it to prevent accidents and create jobs. The rim of my vehicle has been damaged by this pothole and I presume a number of other road users might also have damaged their vehicles as a result of this pothole.

“Driving into a pothole or swerving to avoid it can cause serious accidents.”

Hayward sponsored Booysen with R2 000 to fix the pothole. Other businesses wishing to sponsor Booysen can contact him on 060 977 2297

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