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Transport Minister hands over road projects in Lekwa

Feb 7, 2024

6 February 2024

Transport Minister hands over road projects in Lekwa

The Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga has handed over R23 in Standerton, following construction completion in April 2023 and inspected the rehabilitation of Standerton internal streets that link up with national and provincial road network.

Accompanied the MEC for Public Work, Roads and Transport Mandla Ndlovu, district Executive Mayor, Cllr. Walter Mngomezulu and Lekwa Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr.Delani Thabethe, the Minister also participated in Valazonke pothole patching in Lang Street in Sakhile Township.

Executive Mayor, Cllr. Delani Thabethe said he was very excited that their cry for help from national government has been heard and led to a great improvement of Lekwa’s road conditions.

“We welcome the ministers extensive support in improving our roads which have been undrivable for years and I am particularly happy that the process we have started to have strategic streets taken over by SANRAL is at the advance stages at the level of the provincial government as per the report of MEC Mandla Ndlovu,” he said.

Minister Chikunga said the work done by SANRAL in Lekwa marks a significant milestone in government’s ongoing efforts to enhance the country’s road network, facilitating smoother travel and boosting economic prospects.

After the showcasing on the work done on the road and project inspection, the Minister conducted a community engagement session with more than three thousand people at Sakhile Stadium where she was met with jubilation as community celebrated the improvement on their roads. Their happiness was palpable as they engaged directly with government officials, expressing their gratitude for the smoother travel experiences.

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