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Metro launches million Rand project to rehabilitate KwaNobuhle Stormwater Pond

Dec 7, 2016
Metro launches million Rand project to rehabilitate KwaNobuhle Stormwater Pond

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Wednesday kick-started a project aimed at rehabilitating the KwaNobuhle Stormwater Pond, which had become a safety concern for local residents in Uitenhage.

"We are changing townships into suburbs, creating safe communities and an environment where parents can nurture their children is the commitment that Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is pursuing with passion," the municipality said in a statement.

"It is for this reasons that the Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip, and Portfolio Councillor for Roads & Transport, Cllr Rano Kayser, unveiled to the community the KwaNobuhle Stormwater Pond Rehabilitation.

"For that past years, the pond has created a number of challenges for the community. Unconfirmed reports of drowning, unhygienic conditions, pond being used as a dumping site and general negligence were the order of the day."

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality said that more than a million rand has now been spent to develop the pond into a safe area that can also be used as a recreational area for the community of KwaNobuhle.