New roads for Nancefield
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During one of the public participation meetings, community members in Musina Nancefield Extension 6 and 7 indicated that they need a road network infrastructure that will make their life easier. Their plea was answered within a short space of time as the Musina Local Municipality is commissioning the construction of paved access roads in their area.
Municipal spokesperson, Wilson Dzebu said the 1,6km road stretch will improve the lives of local people in terms of mobility and health as the dust from gravel roads often pass into the lungs and cause serious irritation or damage. “The dust also has a particularly detrimental effect on people with existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma.”
He added that the improvement from gravel to paved roads have many benefits to the local community. “While it is clear that everyone in that area would benefit a great deal from waving goodbye to the dusty roads, the initiative will also decrease the number of accidents because dust on the roads causes an increased level of danger by their propensity to obscure vision. We have put aside eight million rand secured from the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) for this project. This will go a long way in coming up with solutions to the problem of gravel roads on a case-by-case basis.”
Samuel Mudau is a taxi driver who operates his taxi in Nancefield on daily basis. He said: “This is good news to us as motorists. Besides increasing the lifespan of our vehicles, we will be able to make more income because we will take more loads of passengers within a very short space of time. We would like to thank Musina Municipality for always putting the needs of the local community at heart.”