In a space of less than a week, the Mayor of the Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Councillor Maripe Mangena launched four road infrastructure projects.
Today Mayor Mangena launched the Maseanoke to Cell C Street upgrading project in Pharare Village. The 14-months project will see internal streets in Pharare Village upgraded from gravel to interlocked paving surface. The Pharare project follows the Nkambako, Mandlakazi, and N’wamitwa projects.
The Pharare project will cover a length of 8.9 km with two lanes at 3.1 meters in width. The scope of work also includes speed humps, road signs, road markings The R54 million project will employ no less than 134 EPWP workers at a rate of R170 a day. The amount will change to R180 a day in July. The 134 will be employed in the various phases of the project.
Councillor Klaas Lepulane of Ward 28 promised a fair and transparent process in the employment of workers. He said no one will be employed at home. Lepulane also committed to a cordial relationship with the contractor to ensure that the people of ward 28 and ward 27 get value for money.
Councillor Gezani Makhubele of ward 27 said ” on behalf of residents of ward 27, we are humble today and we are very much happy to see this project launched” Makhubele said that they don’t want to waste a lot of time, “we just want to see the project starting “.
The contractor for the project is Eternity Star and the consultant is Skyhigh Consulting Engineers. The anticipated completion date for the project is 22 April 2022.