In line with his commitment to “make local government work better for communities” as pronounced in his Budget Policy Speech, Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka visited the uMngeni Local Municipality where he officially handed over infrastructure projects such as halls and roads. 

This visit which took place on Thursday, 10 June, marked an important moment in the efforts made by the uMngeni Local Municipality to provide services to communities. 

In the visit, MEC Hlomuka was joined by the Mayor of uMngeni Cllr Sizwe Sokhela, who led a delegation comprising of members of the Executive Committee. 

Speaking during the handover of the Khanya Village Community Hall, which cost R8 million, MEC Hlomuka called upon the community to protect infrastructure which has been built by the municipality. “We are appealing for all of you as residents to use this community hall and ensure that it is never vandalised. This community hall enables the government to brings services closer such as mobile clinic and other services” said Hlomuka. 

The MEC also opened the R8 million Mpophomeni Multi-purpose centre, in ward 11, which will provide opportunities for travelling Clinics, Medical Dr practice, Pension pay-outs, workshop, meetings and functions, which benefits the community. 

The R4 million Ekuthuleni in ward 10, provides easy access to households who no longer have to deal with gravel roads.