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Mayor Danny Jordaan on site visit to Uitenhage projects worth R99 million

NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Mayor Danny Jordaan on site visit to Uitenhage projects worth R99 million

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan, together with Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Chairman, Councillor Andile Mfunda, are expected to lead a site visit to around R99 million worth of Infrastructure and Engineering projects in Uitenhage, outside Port Elizabeth, on Tuesday morning.

"The Nelson Mandela Bay's growing economy (currently at more than R20 billion) demands that the municipality intensify its investment in infrastructure, ranging from Water, Sanitation, Energy, Roads and Marine," the municipality said in a statement.

"The area of Uitenhage, that is an integral part of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is one of the key areas that the current leadership has committed to focus on from now going forward.

"It is for this reason that Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality political leadership does not only invest in this area of the friendly city, but also follows the money (investment) to see if projects passed through Council are progressing, within time frames, budgets, create employment and contribute to the development of SMMEs."

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality said that these projects include, roads, sanitation and water projects.

"The site visit will resume at Magennis Street where we will spend about 30 minutes. From there the political leadership accompanied by the Infrastructure and Engineering Executive Director, Dr Walter Shaidi, and all Directors will proceed to Kwanobuhle where a site visit will continue for maximum an hour."