The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, MEC Sipho Hlomuka has officially opened the multi-million rand municipal precinct that will house the head offices of the uMuziwabantu Local Municipality in Harding. 

The facility includes offices for municipal officials and a council chamber. Speaking at the opening of the precinct, MEC Hlomuka commended the leadership of the municipality for utilising its revenues to build the state of the art building, which now ensures that the municipality no longer has to pay rent like it previously did for its old offices. 

During the handover, MEC Hlomuka was accompanied by the Mayor of the Municipality Cllr Dixie Nciki and the Mayor of the uThukela District, Cllr Sizwe Ngcobo. 

Speaking during the opening ceremony, Mayor Nciki emphasised the outgoing Councils commitment to ensure that the municipality has its own offices which are accessible to all residents. “We are happy to see that our new precinct has been concluded and we are now able to serve our communities at our facilities that meet all necessary health and safety standards,” said Nciki. 

In his remarks during the ceremony, MEC Hlomuka called upon community members to protect this vital infrastructure that has been built so that they can have easy access to government services. 

Issued by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs