Sod-turning ceremony for the construction of a bridge on the D2219 at Ga-Malekana

MEC for Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure Nkakareng Rakgoale has officiated in the sod-turning ceremony for the construction of a bridge on the D2219 at Ga-Malekana. The 127 million rand bridge will replace the current one lane steel bridge which connects the mines, businesses and communities in Sekhukhune.

The bridge will be built in conjunction with eight mining companies as part of their social responsibility initiative. MEC Rakgoale who was standing in for Premier Chupu Stan Mathabatha, says the Public-Private Partnerships assist in expediting services in communities, especially where big businesses are operating from. She says the project will create both employment and economic activities for locals.

“Today is not a day for speeches, but for us to go to the road and conduct a sod-turning ceremony which will mark the start of the construction of the Steel Bridge over the Steelpoort River at a cost of R127 million rand. This project will come with its beneficiation to local communities. I am delighted that the contract makes provision for the employment of local people where the target has been set at 10 percent of the total budget to be spent on local labourers” says MEC Rakgoale.

The MEC was joined by her LEDET counterpart MEC Rodgers Monama, Mayors, RAL CEO Matome Ralebepe, as well as representatives of the mining companies.

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