Operation Sukuma Sakhe visits Ward 22 in Msunduzi

Phase one of the more than 5 million rand sewer project is underway at Dambuza. The project was visited by Kwazulu- Natal Treasury Head Simiso Magagula, who also represented the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube, during the Provincial Operation Sukuma Sakhe in the area. A cleanup campaign that was themed “Thuma Mina” was conducted by the government officials, community leaders and the community as part of encouraging the community to keep the environment clean. An identified needy family was visited and immediate and long-term intervention was put in place before proceeding to the community engagement meeting at the local community hall on 26.09.18

The Head of Department in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Finance Mr Simiso Magagula together with the Cabinet Operation Sukuma Sakhe team visited kwaDambuza in Ward 21 in the Msunduzi Local Municipality. This visit came about as various members of the provincial cabinet descended on the uMgungundlovu District, as part of Cabinet OSS. Various MEC’s visited wards and interacted with communities in order to address service delivery issues. Magagula represented MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube who is currently conducting government business abroad, she is the political champion for the eThekwini Metro.

In his visit to Dambuza, Magagula inspected a R5 million rand sewer project which will connect close to 100 households. “This project that we are seeing in progress today, it will go a long way to address sanitation issues that are negatively impacting the community” said Magagula.

The team that was accompanying Magagula conducted a clean up of areas that had become illegal dumping grounds within Dambuza. The clean up also served as an opportunity to educate members of the community about the importance of keeping their community clean.

In addition to that the OSS team conducted a town hall meeting with members of the community where service delivery issues were addressed by communities. Issues raised by the community included, poor quality building of the local school, lack of sports facilities and recreation for the youth.