Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Leads National Roadshow to Improve Limpopo’s Roads and Road Infrastructure

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The Ministry of Transport has launched the National Roadshow, an initiative aimed at accelerating and improving the conditions of roads and road infrastructure in South African provinces. Transport Minister, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga, has announced the Limpopo leg of the roadshow, which will start on Friday, 9 June 2023.

Focusing on Flagship Projects

The National Roadshow will focus on the government’s flagship projects, Operation Vala Zonke, and the Labour Intensive S’hamba Sonke project. Operation Vala Zonke aims to patch and fix potholes, while the Labour Intensive S’hamba Sonke project employs labor-intensive methods such as paving to construct and maintain gravel and rural roads.

Stakeholder Engagement

During her visit, Minister Chikunga will meet with prominent figures, including MECs for Transport and Community Safety, Public Works, Roads, and Infrastructure, and MMCs responsible for road infrastructure and maintenance in the districts. These officials and stakeholders will provide valuable insights into the state of Limpopo’s roads and infrastructure.

The State of Limpopo’s Roads

The oversight visits are a response to the notable deterioration in the condition of roads within provinces. After the roadshow, Minister Chikunga and the provincial leadership will hold a press conference to brief the media on the state of roads and road infrastructure in Limpopo.

Details of the Oversight Visit

The oversight visit will take place on Friday, 9 June 2023, at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, Polokwane, Limpopo, from 12:00.

Media Attendance

Members of the media who wish to attend the event are requested to confirm their participation with Tshegofatso Maake (contact: 063 281 9453 or maaket@dot.gov.za) or Ivy Masale (contact: 076 789 5538 or masalei@dot.gov.za).

Collaborative Efforts

The National Roadshow is a significant step towards addressing the urgent need for improved road infrastructure across South Africa. By focusing on Limpopo’s infrastructure, Minister Chikunga and her team demonstrate their dedication to enhancing the safety and well-being of the province’s residents.

Improving South Africa’s Roads

The Ministry of Transport hopes to effectively address the challenges faced by provinces in maintaining and upgrading their road networks. Through the National Roadshow, Minister Chikunga and her team aim to provide a solid foundation for sustainable development and mobility across the nation, ultimately benefiting South Africa’s economic growth and the quality of life for its citizens.

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