The Executive Mayor of Mnquma Local Municipality, Councillor Thobeka Bikitsha held an Imbizo in Ward 28 on Tuesday March 7.
The event was held at Ncerhana Junior Secondary School near Wavecrest Beach in Centane and was attended by scores of young and elderly people. At the event, Cllr Bikitsha outlined service delivery milestones during the past financial year (2015/2016), which include the construction of access roads between Mvandaba to Moyikwa and Lichi to Qolweni, the Ngqusi Water Scheme and Ngxaxho – Cebe Water Scheme. Three villages (Macibe, Mgobhozi and Ncerhana) were already switched on while a further 145 homes were lined up for electrification at the end of June 2017. Cllr Bikitsha was accompanied by Housing Portfolio Head Cllr Nokuku Dube, Infrastructural Planning and Development Portfolio Head Cllr Ntshonga, Ward 28 Cllr Mxoko and municipal officials.

Qolweni resident Rantjies Neku welcomed the Mayor’s visit. He said most basic services such as water, sanitation and electricity had been delivered to Ward 28 and urged others to await their patient. "Life is now much easier, they are busy with road construction. Now it’s time for government to deliver services to all the other people as well,” he said.

"In the next financial year (2017/2018), a further 700 homes in Ngcingane, Engqingqini, KwaJoni, Takazi, Mcwasi, Mngweskolo, ngqosi and Nombajana will be electrified,” said Cllr Bikitsha. " I am shocked that some of the houses have not yet been electrified so long into democracy. Even Tat’uMandela’s remains will shake from his grave if we dare fail on the electrification of rural areas. We will remain in touch with Eskom to make sure that you are connected to the power grid,” said Cllr Bikitsha.

She said Mnquma Local Municipality would work closely with other government departments to assist communities with agricultural inputs including cropping, dipping tanks, fencing and fishing permits. Cllr Bikitsha urged residents to use water sparingly to mitigate the effects of the current drought. She told residents about the R170m funding by the Office of Premier Phumulo Masualle to address water shortages in Mnquma Local Municipality. Cllr Bikitsha has promised to probe incomplete projects, including the Lichi to Qolweni Road. A new contractor would be appointed to carry on with the project. Cllr Bikitsha told the Ward 28 constituency that her council was working very hard to bring stability to Mnquma Local Municipality. r Secondary School near Wavecrest beach in Centane and was attended by scores of young and elderly people.
At the event, Bikitsha outline service delivery milestones during the past financial year (2015/16), which include the construction of access roads between Mvandaba to Moyikwa and Lichi to Qolweni, the Ngqusi Water Scheme and Ngxaxho-Cebe Water Scheme.
Three villages (Macibe, Mgobhozi and Ncerhana) were already switched on while a further 145 homes were lined up for electrification at the end of June 2017.
Bikitsha was accompanied by Housing portfolio head Councillor Nokuku Dube, Infrastructure portfolio head Councillor Ntshonga, Ward 28 councillor Mxoko and municipal officials.
Qolweni residen Rantjies Neku welcomed the Mayor’s visit. He said most basic services such as toilets, water and electricity had been delivered and urged others to await their patient.
"Life is much easier now, they are busy with road construction. Now it’s time for government to deliver services to all the other people as well,” he said.
In the next financial year (2017/18), a further 700 homes in Ngcingane, Engingqini, KwaJoni, Takazi, Mcwasi, Mangweskolo, Ngqosi and Nombanjana will be electrified, said Bikitsha.r Secondary School near Wavecrest beach in Centane and was attended by scores of young and elderly people.
At the event, Bikitsha outline service delivery milestones during the past financial year (2015/16), which include the construction of access roads between Mvandaba to Moyikwa and Lichi to Qolweni, the Ngqusi Water Scheme and Ngxaxho-Cebe Water Scheme.
Three villages (Macibe, Mgobhozi and Ncerhana) were already switched on while a further 145 homes were lined up for electrification at the end of June 2017.
Bikitsha was accompanied by Housing portfolio head Councillor Nokuku Dube, Infrastructure portfolio head Councillor Ntshonga, Ward 28 councillor Mxoko and municipal officials.
Qolweni residen Rantjies Neku welcomed the Mayor’s visit. He said most basic services such as toilets, water and electricity had been delivered and urged others to await their patient.
"Life is much easier now, they are busy with road construction. Now it’s time for government to deliver services to all the other people as well,” he said.
In the next financial year (2017/18), a further 700 homes in Ngcingane, Engingqini, KwaJoni, Takazi, Mcwasi, Mangweskolo, Ngqosi and Nombanjana will be electrified, said Bikitsha.
"I am shocked that some of the houses have not yet been electrified s long into democracy. Even Tatu’Mandela’s remains will shake from his grave if we dare to fail on the electrification of rural areas. We will remain in touch with Eskom to make sure that you are connected to the power grid,” said Bikitsha.
She said Mnquma Local Municipality would work closely with other government spheres to improve to assist communities with agricultural inputs including cropping, dipping tanks, fencing and fishing permits.
Bikitsha urged residents to use water sparingly to mitigate the effects of the current drought. She told residents about the R67m funding by the office of Premier Phumulo Masualle to address water shortages in Mnquma Local Municipality.
Bikitsha has promised to probe incomplete projects, including the Lichi to Qolweni Road. A new contractor would be appointed to carry on with the project. Bikitsha told the Ward 28 constituency that her council was working very hard to bring stability to Mnquma Local Municipality.