HUNDREDS of villagers from more than 20 villages in the Mnquma
Local Municipality will now enjoy safer roads after the municipality resurfaced
some of its access roads. More than 105 kilometres of access roads were
revamped over the past few months, with the official handover being done by the
Executive Mayor Councillor Baba Ganjana.
In 2014, Mnquma Local Municipality adopted a three-year
capital plan which was allocated R57 million in the 2014/15 financial year.
Part of the capital projects for that financial year was the construction of
access roads for the communities of Mnquma. The plan was to reconstruct roads that
had been in a poor condition for some time. Most of these ageing roads were so
damaged that health facilities could not be accessed by vehicles and
ambulances. This even affected pupils as they had to walk long distances due to
the bad state of roads.
These roads have been constructed to provide access to
services for a better way of life and to restore the dignity of our people in
the rural areas. The construction of these access roads has not only benefited
communities in accessing basic services but further provided employment to more
than 200 for our local people employed by the contractors.
Access roads have been handed over to the following wards:
Ward 10 - Mqambeli to Mzantsi Access Road, Cllr Plaatjie
Ward 12 - Qeqe to Khumalo Access Road, Cllr Makholwa
Ward 13 - Lusizini to Blythswood Access Road, Cllr Mdudo
Ward 14 - Mgobozweni to Nqileni Access Road, Cllr Mnqokoyi
Ward 15 - Lower Ndakana to Gxojana Access Road, Cllr Luwaca
Ward 18 - Ziflethini to Ntibane Access Road, Cllr Gade
Ward 19 - Upper Sihlabeni Access Road, Cllr Phahlane
Ward 23 - Benya to Mthonjeni Access Road, Cllr Buso
Ward 24 - Centuli to Ntilini Access Road, Cllr Mkhwezo
Ward 25 - Ndoqa Access Road, Cllr Madikane
Ward30 - Centane internal streets surfacing phase 1, Cllr
Ward 30 - Amambalu Access Road, Cllr Velaphi