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Metro converts former Kwanobuhle dumping sites into public parks

Jun 28, 2018
Metro converts former Kwanobuhle dumping sites into public parks

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Public Health and Parks Directorate, led by Portfolio head, Councillor Lance Grootboom, on Thursday opened six parks in the Kwanobuhle area of Uitenhage.

The six are Ngeqakhe and 4th Avenue in Ward 42, Kini-Kini and PJ Gomomo in Ward 43 and Mali Street  and Sigila Street in Ward 47. 

"The newly upgraded and renovated parks used to be dump sites that was an eyesore to the community and has now been converted into beautiful playgrounds for kids to play and for adults to gym," said Grootboom.

"The newly renovated parks are equipped with gym equipment that will assist, encourage and benefit the community to exercise in order to fight obesity and ailments. 

"This new facility will provide many hours of entertainment for the children and keeping them off the streets and from dirty dumping areas. All parks opened today are fenced in order to provide safety and safeguarding of parks equipment." 

Grootboom added that the key to the success of these facilities is our collective awareness of just how important play is in the lives of children. 

"Through playing children develop independence and social and problem-solving skills.  It is an excellent way of keeping children healthy and active," he described. 

"The opening of this playground represents one further step in converting and beautifying previous disadvantage township areas."

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