Substation work on track

2015-06-24 06:00
Photo: Makhosandile zulu
Ward 14 councillor Nokwethemba Ndlovu and Mayor Ricardo Mthembu and council members, contractors and subcontractors working on the Groutville priority 1 substation.

Photo: Makhosandile zulu Ward 14 councillor Nokwethemba Ndlovu and Mayor Ricardo Mthembu and council members, contractors and subcontractors working on the Groutville priority 1 substation.

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KWADUKUZA Mayor Ricardo Mthembu unveiled newly installed transformers at the Groutville priority 1 substation, on Tuesday.

The R35 million project, set to provide electricity to Ntshawini, Groutville and surrounding areas by October, has been in the pipeline for some time, but acquiring land to construct the substation was one of the reasons it was delayed.

Acting executive director of the electrical engineering department Siyabonga Khanyile said the substation has been constructed to deal with the consistent power-supply challenges the area has been experiencing.

He said the substation will provide the necessary capacity for planned housing projects, saying that council is committed to providing quality service delivery.

Mthembu said: “Community members from Groutville and surrounding areas will be relieved because there has always been a problem with electricity in this area. “KwaDukuza is growing rapidly because of emigration and this places a responsibility on the municipality to expand its infrastructure to meet the needs of the growing population.”

Ward 14 councillor Nokwethemba Ndlovu said she is elated that the community she leads will have fewer worries regarding electricity

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