Following the community protest that is currently taking place in Ekuvukeni with regards to service delivery and subsequent stakeholders meeting to mitigate the situation, uThukela District Municipality has appointed three service providers to undertake construction works in the area. This was announced during the stakeholders meeting that was held in the Alfred Duma satellite offices on Tuesday.
Announcing the contractors, the Acting General Manager for Water and Technical Services department Mr Sanele Zikalala mentioned that Klomak Contractors have been appointed to refurbish the sewer plant that was vandalised some time ago. About R 3.5 million has been allocated for this project. It is also envisaged to create at least three job opportunities for the locals.
Another contractor appointed was SBT who will do sewer and water pipelines construction. An amount of about R 3.8 million has been injected towards the project. This project is expected to create about 12 job opportunities for the locals. Once the above has been achieved UThukela District will be able to isolate water and sewer pipelines from running parallel.
Umgeni Water was appointed to drill five production boreholes which will assist to supplement water supply in the system. The project is budgeted for R 7.2 million and will create about 10 job opportunities for the unskilled labour. The project will also play a critical role in enabling the community to receive water frequently as opposed to the current schedule that they have which is three times a week.
All these three projects are going to take up to three months each to complete. The contractors are currently on-site hard at work. With these interventions it is hoped that it will assist to bring the situation in the area back to normality. Let us grow South Africa together.