Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Bheki Ntuli officially handed over to the community the contractor for the construction of P232 Road in kwaSokhulu on Thursday 13 February 2020.
MEC Ntuli accompanied by His Worship the Mayor of uMfolozi Municipality Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge, a delegation from Department of transport; uMfolozi Councillors and management visited kwaSokhulu Traditional Court where the MEC handed over the Contractor for P232 road to the community.
The project by the Department of Transport is in partnership with the Richards Bay Minerals and will cost just over R70 million. MEC Ntuli requested the appointed contractor to make sure they identify two learners from surrounding High Schools who are in Matric and sponsor them with bursaries to further their studies at any future tertiary institution of their choice.
Mayor Mgenge thanked the MEC Ntuli for a swift response to the request made by the community and urged the community not to destroy the infrastructure.
The delegation then proceeded to Dondotha Stadium where the Department of Community Safety and Liaison hosted a Crime Awareness Dialogue. One of the many concerns that the community raised was the maintenance of roads.
The community further pleaded with the Department to build a police station that will prioritise the Dondotha Community as the Mbonambi Police Station is far away from Dondotha and this makes it hard for them to report a crime timeously.