Mfuleni’s phase 2 plan

2018-02-22 06:01
City’s mayor Patricia de Lille flanked by City’s mayoral committee member for Area East Anda Ntsodo, Mfuleni Extension 2 Project manager Densil Faure and community leader and project commettee member Nkokheli Nabele(Sundowns Tshirts) and some community leaders during her site visit.PHOTO: unathi obose

City’s mayor Patricia de Lille flanked by City’s mayoral committee member for Area East Anda Ntsodo, Mfuleni Extension 2 Project manager Densil Faure and community leader and project commettee member Nkokheli Nabele(Sundowns Tshirts) and some community leaders during her site visit.PHOTO: unathi obose

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Embattled Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia De Lille received a rousing welcome from Mfuleni community leaders, who applauded the City for the great initiative taken since the inception of the Mfuleni Extension 2 Project.

And they have vowed to collaborate and work together with the City to ensure the project’s completion.

De Lille was on site to view progress on Monday.

Community leader and project committee member Nkokheli Ncambele appreciated what the City has done to the community of Mfuleni.

“Without you Mayor, we wouldn’t be here today. We also express our gratitude to the City officials for demonstrating their commitment to the project. We hope that we will work together until the project was finished,” said Ncambele.

He acknowledged that the relocation of people to the sites will make a difference and reduce the housing deadlock in the province.

De Lille, in turn, promised them that, indeed, the project will be completed by the beginning of 2019.

“I am really pleased to report that over a thousand residents will soon be moving into fully serviced plots as the City is making progress in the construction of the site. The project will deliver sites with water, sanitation and electricity for 1 043 families,” she added.

She further explained that the project was initiated in 2013 when the City signed an agreement with representatives from the community of Ward 16 and a budget was already set aside to continue with work. However, she said it was halted in 2015 due to protests and vandalism. “Since then, we have been working with residents, community leaders and councillors to ensure that we get this project up and running again.

The continuation of the project is as a result of great collaboration between various players,” she said.

De Lillie emphasised that the City was on point to electrify about about 11 informal settlements this year in Mfuleni.

However, she stated that the Extension 2 project is not in isolation and forms part of the City’s broader development in Mfuleni, which includes a programme for 150 fully serviced sites for backyarders and a further 50 sites will be allocated to people with disabilities in and around Mfuleni.

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