Mzimvubu project to improve water supply, create jobs
The ANC prioritises job creation as part of its Government's massive infrastructure programme through sustained construction works, operation and maintenance of infrastructure. We therefore welcome the launch of the Mzimvubu Water Project's advanced infrastructure, set to improve water supply, in Esiqhungqwini village in Tsolo in the Eastern Cape. This project is part of the ANC 2014 Manifesto investments commitments geared at investing in infrastructure that unlocks economic opportunities and job creation. The construction of the R113 million advanced infrastructure will surely contribute to job creation in the rural area and will take approximately about nine months to complete.
The Department of Water and Sanitation appeals to communities in the area to work with the project oversight committee in identifying people with skills in various fields, who can be hired as sub-contractors where possible. There is also an appeal to engineering students to learn technical skills during the construction of the project. This project is in line with the ANC policy on providing social and economic services, job creation as well as expanding infrastructure mostly needed in rural communities.
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