Plan for a pretty city

2010-10-07 00:00

IN a move to beautify the City of Choice and create job opportunities for young people in the city, Msunduzi Mayor Mike Tarr officially launched the Golden Gateway Project at Hulamin yesterday.

The Golden gateway Project was negotiated by School Leavers’ Opportunity Training (Slot), an NGO in Imbali, and Hulamin, Somta and Stihl with the aim to clean, create jobs and help young people form micro and medium enterprises in Pietermaritzburg.

The first phase of the project will be to clean Moses Mabhida Road.

Tarr unveiled the signage, which will be erected on Moses Mabhida Road, to indicate the area of 1,6 km which has been adopted by the project.

Tarr told The Witness, “We in the municipality are busy working on a master plan for the whole city together with businesses to create employment and help establish business opportunities for young people.”

He said the project will be used as a catalyst to develop more business opportunities as more companies come on board.

“We are looking at beautifying not only the city centre, but we are also looking at the city’s surrounding areas,” said Tarr.

He said other companies that want to get involved in the project can contact Slot because they are the ones managing this project.

Jabu Mokoena of Slot said: “We are happy that this project has finally been launched because it is going to benefit a lot of unemployed youth as well as help young people who are involved with Slot establish their own businesses.”

Those cleaning the road can be seen each day dressed in a distinctive green and yellow uniform and a cap.

Dave Lunderstedt, Slot’s executive director, encouraged motorists to hoot as a mark of appreciation for “these dynamic young people”.

Anyone interested in participating can contact Lunderstedt at 033 398 0508.

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