On Sunday, 18 November, Deputy President, Mr David Mabuza, together with the Premier of Mpumalanga, Ms Refilwe Mtshweni and the Executive Mayor of Mkhondo, Honourable Cllr. Vusi Motha, visited Phola Park as part of the “Thuma Mina ANC Campaign.”
Deputy President, Mr David Mabuza is currently taking part in a door-todoor trail campaign in Mpumalanga and paid a visit to the community of Phola Park, Mkhondo, to check on various upgrades and improvements that were set to take place in the community. Mr Mabuza stated that he is satisfied with the various improvements in Mkhondo and he mentioned that he himself has been a resident of Mpumalanga for a long time.
During his stay in the province a few years ago, government spent more than a R1 billion in the building of RDP-houses, schools and even clinics. However, the population is growing and communities are constantly facing new issues which need to be addressed immediately.
Furthermore, Mr Mabuza addressed the community members and stated that the building of 2 000 RDP-houses will be committed to as people are in dire need of housing. He further also identified 10 households that will benefit from the Special Legacy Project, initiated by the Office of the Presidency.
The Premier of Mpumalanga, Ms Refilwe Mtshweni, also had the opportunity to address the crowd and promised them that serious attention will be given to the ongoing sewer problem. They are planning to launch a project in which proper ablution facilities will be built.
Feedback from the community of Phola Park was of a positive nature as residents stated that they are satisfied with the response received from the Deputy President and the Premier of Mpumalanga and that they are looking forward to the promised changes according to the SABC News.