And then there was light ...

2017-12-13 06:02
That magical moment of light - Mrs Mavis Majola, Mayor Thami Ngubane and Eunice, Mrs Majola’s daughter.

That magical moment of light - Mrs Mavis Majola, Mayor Thami Ngubane and Eunice, Mrs Majola’s daughter.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

LAST Tuesday was a highlight in the lives of 69 families in Townlands and Woolnager as electricity was switched on in their homes for the first time.

The mayor, speaker and councillors Njoko, Gwala, Mayat and Madonsela visited 10 of the households that were beneficiaries of the electrification project that was started in June and was completed on November 15.

After the switching on the Townlands community was addressed by the mayor.

A press release issued on behalf of Umvoti Municipality by Siqalokuhle Media states, “This is one of the municipality’s best infrastructure projects and will alleviate the plight of more than 300 people as access to electricity is critical for growth, economic equality and social cohesion.”

The project not only brought light to the community, but also created employment for 40 people in both Townlands and Woolnager and two have been hired permanently by the contractor, Sibgem.

In 2016, when the mayor and the Exco began their new term of office, they committed themselves to ensuring that every household in Umvoti is electrified within the next five years.

A total of 27% of households within the Umvoti Municipality are still without electricity.

A significant number of these households are in rural areas, but provision is being made to ensure that these homes see the light in the not-so-distant future.

- Siqalokuhle Media on behalf of Umvoti Municipality

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.