Linah Malatjie outlines eMalahleni’s successes


The municipality has made significant progress in delivering on its promise to residents during 2017/2018 financial year.

eMalahleni mayor Linah Malatjie has outlined her municipality’s successes in delivering on pledges it made.

She was addressing residents at the Sinqobile community hall Tuesday this week and told the residents of the completion of a string of projects – among others, the completion of the construction of roads in Hlalanikahle as well as the Mashiye street in Kwa-Thomas Mahlanguville.

Verdi road in Klarinet and Eton road in Mthunzi Vilakazi have also been completed at a cost of R10 million.

She assured the residents that 345 houses in eMpumelelweni will be connected to the electricity network by end of October 2018, “if everything goes according to plan”.

So far, the municipality has completed the building of 1168 km of outfall line to connect eMpumelelweni, Hlalanikahle and Klipspruit, she said.

And a total of 9161 meters of sewer pipes have been installed to deal with congestion at eMpumelelweni.

Schools have also benefited in the budget as several schools were refurbished and waterborne ablution facilities were constructed.

At Nancy Shiba Primary School, refurbishment and renovation of 18 toilets waterborne ablutions and provision of two 10 000 litres elevated water tanks.

Other schools which benefited include Sibukosethu, Sukumani, and Siyathokoza primary schools.

The rehabilitation of 34 waterborne ablution has been completed at Witbank High School.

Twenty eight classrooms, an administration block, laboratory, library, computer centre, school hall, 40 ablution, electricity fence, and three sports grounds have been constructed at the new Klarinet Primary school.

A total of R 241 million has been budgeted for the approved projects in the 2018/2019 financial year.

The mayor is visiting various communities in Izimbizos to source further inputs to the approved budget.

(edited by MLM, with Kingdom Mabuza)

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