New Sport Facility for Ward 100
 
People of Ward 100 will soon have access to a state-of-the-art sport and recreation facility thanks to a R4.5 multi-million rand developmental project by the City.
 
Construction of the development which is managed by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit began on 03 September and it will be complete at the end of February 2019.
 
The new facility will have six combi-courts (basketball/volleyball/netball), fencing, rugby and football grounds combo-field, ablution facilities and change rooms as well as a parking area.
 
Deputy Chairperson of Economic Development and Planning, Nkosenhle Madlala, Ward 100 councillor Mbuyiseni Mkhize, Deputy Head of Libraries and Heritage Ernest Shozi, Induna Mzitshwa Ndulini and various other dignitaries officially turned the sod for the new sport facility development on 02 September in Mntanontengayo.
 
Councillor Mkhize said the start of the construction follows months of planning between the City, traditional leadership and the community of ward 100. “This is good news to people of this ward. This project will create temporary jobs during the construction phase, while we also expect local people to benefit when it is completed by being permanently employed to maintain it.”
 
The implementation of the project will contribute towards job creation with about 30 employment opportunities for local people during the construction phase.
 
He said the facility will help steer young people away from drugs and crime. “They will now have something constructive to keep themselves busy with.”
 
The facility will benefit residents of ward 100, especially people living in Mntanontengayo and surrounding areas.
 
Deputy Chairperson of Economic Development and Planning, Nkosenhle Madlala said the construction of the sport facility will go a long way in addressing social problems that result from under development. “This facility belongs to the community and not government. During construction ensure that the tools and material that is brought to build this facility is protected.”
 
He called on community members to also protect the facility once it is handed over to them. “Schools in this area must revive the culture of competing and use this facility while protecting it at the same time.”
 
Madlala said there was still lack of black players in rugby and volleyball. “With such facilities we want future rugby and volleyball players to represent our country to come from this area.”
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.
 
 
Pic 1: Induna Mzitshwa Ndulini, Deputy Chairperson of Economic Development and Planning Committee Nkosenhle Madlala and ward 100 Councillor Mbuyiseni Mkhize
 
PIC 2: Deputy Head Libraries and Heritage Ernest Shozi, Induna Mzitshwa Ndulini, Deputy Chairperson of Economic Development and Planning Committee Nkosenhle Madlala, ward 100 councillor Mbuyiseni Mkhize, with various other dignitaries.
 
 
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