Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga engages with the community of Bushbuckridge, 11 Nov

Deputy Minister of Transport to inspect R40 and engage with the community of Bushbuckridge

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga, will visit the community of Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga on Friday, 11 November 2016 to inspect the progress made by the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) in upgrading and maintaining R40.

The visit by the Deputy Minister is part of government's Imbizo Focus week that will be held under the theme "Together we move South Africa forward, our future make it work". The commitment to upgrade the road was made following the Presidential Siyahlola Programme in November 2015 that was held to assess progress on service delivery challenges in the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. Amongst the challenges which were identified at the time were road infrastructure challenges.

Since then, the Department of Transport through it agency SANRAL prioritised the upgrading of the R40.

Deputy Minister Chikunga will also engage with members of the community and hand over basic essentials to the Bushbuckridge Old Age Centre.

Source: Government of South Africa

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