SELEKA – The communities of Kauletsi and Ditloung can now enjoy the new roads that enter their villages after they were upgraded by the Lephalale Municipality using consulting engineers and contractors. They were officially opened for public use on Tuesday 9 February.
“Today we are officially opening the Kauletsi access road. Construction started in September 2015 and we have finished it in record time. Although it has already been used, today I declare it open” said Lephalale Municipality Infrastructure Manager, Lawrence Tlhako.
According to Tlhako, the 2 km Kauletsi access road which runs from the main road to the Kauletsi gravesite road, was completed in its given time frame. He thanked Fishol Consulting Engineers and joint venture partners HLTC and Arocon who worked on the project.
Limpopo MEC for Health, Poppy Ramuthuba, congratulated the Lephalale Municipal Manager, Mayor, his executives and the technical team for a job well done. “It’s always good to see municipalities taking projects to the people and actually delivering on their promise. Most municipalities don’t finish their projects on time” she said.
But the upgrading of the 2.2 km Ditloung access road from gravel to
tar was not as much of a success with delays in construction.
“The construction of this road started in July and due to rain and other technicalities we finished a bit late” Tlhako added.
Besides the access roads, the Municipality opened a community hall in Mokuruanyane and a bakery in Thabo Mbeki.
Waterberg District Mayor, Rosina Mogotlane, said that the bakery needs to liaise with Witpoort hospital and a nutritionist to give them the correct ingredients so that they can bake bread for the patients in the hospital.