Major boost for rural roads infrastructure
Eastern Cape transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana has announced several projects that will create accessible roads for rural communities, including a tarred road leading to Canzibe hospital which the community of Ngqeleni has been asking for for years.
Tikana was speaking at a media briefing in Mthatha on Monday where she was giving an update on the challenges facing the transport infrastructure with particular focus on rural roads. She said the department was prioritizing roads that lead to public amenities such as schools, clinics and hospitals and other centres of economic activity.
The Canzibe hospital road project is set to start in April. There are also a number of other roads projects which are expected to be completed over a period of three years.
“For 2019, we have no less than 21 roads that have been budgeted for either construction or reseal across all districts,” said Tikana...