Kgoshi Mohube Enos Moretsele-Malope shakes hands with Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Mayor, Minah Bahule while Stanely Ramaila looks on during a sanitation project hand over at Ga-Moretsele village outside Jane Furse on Tuesday.
JANE FURSE – The Ga-Moretsele village’s sanitation project at Jane Furse, which will culminate into the erection of 434 solar powered toilets, has been handed over to the contractor.
Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, Stanely Ramaila, handed over the project to the contractor, Amalooloo at the village’s community hall on Tuesday.
Ramaila said the second phase of the dry sanitation project would run for eight months and would create job opportunities for locals.
The Executive Mayor added that four local sub-contractors from the community would be hired and further called on those that did not get employment into the project not to disturb its progress as they would also be involved in future projects.
He said of the 434 spacious toilets with a solar energy system, 100 would have one pit and the remaining 334 would have two pits.
“The toilets are of a different type. They are a dry sanitation type whereby water is led out through a pipe and the waste is dried and recycled into manure. We are going to train people in the community on how to empty the dried waste. It is important for people to note that the system does not allow for any foreign objects to be thrown into the toilets,” explained Ramaila.
Kgoshi Mohube Enos Moretsele -Malope, said they were happy about the progress of the project in the area.
Moretsele said it was a sign that government was working towards the development of lives of people.
“We hope it would continue in the smooth manner in which it is currently going for our people to access to proper and dignified sanitation,” added Moretsele.
Lukas Fourie, Amalooloo CEO, said the project was a great step the district municipality has taken in taking sanitation forward.
“The project will be a major boost in addressing sanitation challenges in the district and the entire province,” said Fourie.