KDM unveils projects to community

2018-03-21 06:00
PHOTO: nkosinathi dubeKDM officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Shayamoya Community Hall in Ward 13.

PHOTO: nkosinathi dubeKDM officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Shayamoya Community Hall in Ward 13.

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THE KwaDukuza Municipality unveiled three projects to the community during three separate handover ceremonies which took place on Wednesday and Friday last week.

The projects unveiled included a community hall in Shayamoya, Ward 13, the bird park bridge in Ward 16 and a crèche in Nonoti, all of which have been in construction since 2016.

Various officials from KDM were present to officiate the ceremonies as well as members of the community.

Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Shayamoya, councillor Rabi Singh said the hall was built by the Department of Public Works and will be handed over to KDM.

“You must treat the hall as your own as KDM has finally fulfilled the promise of completing the hall and we also appreciate the ANC government for making the lives of our people better,” he said.

They then proceeded to the bird park next to the testing grounds where the reconstruction of the bridge was completed and is now open to the public.

The area has not had a proper bridge as it links the road to the CBD and the one going to the licencing station.

Mayor Ricardo Mthembu was noticeably absent from both events due to other commitments, but officials presided. Ward 16 councillor Jenifer Vellan said that they are thankful that the project has finally been completed.

“I am happy that this project has reached its closure. For many of us this completion signifies a long road travelled, noting lives that have been lost. I appreciate the municipality for not ignoring our plea as a community,” she said.

The bridge had an almost three month construction delay due to unforeseen circumstances, but was completed in time. The projects in Glenhills and Stanger Heights came at a cost of R3,4 million and R4 million respectively.

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