Just over R16 million for electrification in Mandeni

2016-06-29 06:00
Photo: supplied Induna Dennis Gumede, ward councillor Mbongeni Cele, Mandeni mayor Sphesihle Basil Zulu, municipal speaker Makhosazana Zungu, N Moodley from Arm Electrical one of the contractors, Eskom's Kenneth Madida, Arm Electrical's K Chetty and James Mpanza from Eskom.

Photo: supplied Induna Dennis Gumede, ward councillor Mbongeni Cele, Mandeni mayor Sphesihle Basil Zulu, municipal speaker Makhosazana Zungu, N Moodley from Arm Electrical one of the contractors, Eskom's Kenneth Madida, Arm Electrical's K Chetty and James Mpanza from Eskom.

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THE Mandeni Municipality will spend just over R16 million to provide homes in the Sikhonyane and Vutha areas with electric power, announced Mayor Siphesihle Zulu recently at Vutha Sports Field.

The Mayor was speaking at the launch of the electrification project where the contractors tasked with carrying it out were also introduced to the community.

Zulu said about 122 households from the Sikhonyane area will be provided with electric power at a cost of R3, 5 million. This project, he said, should take three months to complete.

At a cost of R13 million, 604 households will be provided with electricity in the Vutha area and that project should take five months to complete, said the mayor.

“I would like to thank the Mhlongo Traditional Council for playing a part in making sure this project becomes possible.
“I would also like to thank the community and Eskom for being able to persevere after a series of meetings we held regarding the project,” he said.
Zulu urged members of the community to be wary of criminals who pose as Eskom workers who, clothed in the entity’s uniform, visit households as if on official duty, but they steal electricity metres to pawn them.

He further urged residents with illegal connections to disconnect them because now they would be connected legally to the grid.


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