Umzimkhulu Municipality viewpoint

2016-02-19 06:00

WARM greetings to the people of Umzimkhulu.

The Umzimkhulu Municipality portfolio committee, in its function as an oversight body, recently hosted a committee of the KZN legislature.
The Umzimkhulu Municipality has been chosen by national and provincial to accelerate economic growth of the town and the investment to uplift it is big and the Cogta portfolio committee did an assessment of projects that have been implemented under small town rehabilitation programme. More than R30 million has been allocated to Umzimkhulu for the upgrade of infrastructure in town.

The traffic department is one of the projects that was assessed by the committee and the committee acknowledges the commitment of the municipality in pursuing service delivery.
With this in mind, Cogta committed more funding - R25 million - to Umzimkhulu­ for the erection of a SMME facility, which will contribute to job creation and boost the economy of the town.

Good stories should be told while our people gear up for the elections. They become a soft target when you mention the achievements of our government during election time, and sometimes it may sound ridiculous and look like we are praising ourselves during the election campaign.
Umzimkhulu will receive R45 million to build a taxi and bus rank, which will begin in the next financial year.
The government is meeting all its obligations it agreed to with the people of South Africa despite the economic meltdown.

Thank you.

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