Roads projects create jobs for locals

Roads projects being implemented in the municipality continue to contribute towards creation jobs for the communities. This was said by the Executive Mayor, Cllr Thembi Nkadimeng this week as she continued to visit roads projects that are being implemented to check on progress being made and to ensure that the right quality is delivered. Part of this drive is to also give feedback on progress and challenges being experienced in projects being implemented.

The Executive Mayor said the challenges that she came across on these visits to communities in the municipality are basically around roads, water and sanitation with some areas still having challenges with electricity. “We understand these challenges from the basis that we are a developmental state because we still have roads that have never been tarred and the municipality is working hard spending in the region of R50 million to make sure that our roads are usable either by regravelling or tarring them,” she said.

She said though the essence of job creation in the areas visited cannot be counted in hundreds, it has has an effect of feeding more people. “As an African child I know that when you give a job to one person, you are feeding an extended family of more than ten people,” Executive Mayor Nkadimeng said adding that “we make sure it is the locals who benefit from these projects”.

The Executive Mayor and her entourage visited roads projects in the Molepo/Chuene/Maja cluster including Mamatsha (Makubung to Boshega) and Silicon to Matobole arterial roads.

Mamatsha (Makubung-Boshega) Phase 1 arterial road entails upgrading of 1.9km road length from gravel to tar with storm water control at a budget of R10 million which was rolled over from the 2013/2014 financial year. The project is at 90% physical progress and has created 75 jobs for locals so far.

 

Phase 2 of the same road entails upgrading of 1.9km road length with storm water control at a budget of R10 million for the 2014/2015 financial year. The project is at 15% physical progress status.

Upgrading of 3km arterial road Silicon to Matobole Phase 1 from gravel to tar road length with storm water control is also underway.   A budget of R10 million which was rolled over from the 2013/2014 financial year was set aside for the project which is at 92% physical progress, having created 71 jobs for locals so far.

A budget of R10 million in the 2014/2015 financial year is set aside for upgrading of arterial road Silicon to Matobole-Phase2 which entails upgrading of 2km road length from gravel to tar with storm water control. The project has created six jobs for local thus far.

 


 

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