Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Leads Limpopo Leg of National Roadshow to Improve Road Infrastructure

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Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga is taking the lead in the Limpopo Leg of the National Roadshow, an initiative by the Ministry of Transport to accelerate and enhance road conditions and infrastructure in South African provinces. This event invites media representatives to witness Minister Chikunga’s visit to Limpopo on Friday, June 9, 2023, where she will assess the province’s roads and infrastructure.

Focus on Flagship Projects

The National Department of Transport introduced Operation Vala Zonke, a pothole patching program designed to improve and maintain the quality of South Africa’s road network. Meanwhile, the Labour Intensive S’hamba Sonke project aims to construct and maintain gravel and rural roads using labor-intensive methods. Both projects contribute to the government’s efforts to enhance the country’s road infrastructure.

Minister Chikunga’s Visit

During her visit, Minister Chikunga will be received by MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Ms. Florence Radzilani, MEC for Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, Ms. Nkakareng Rakgoale, and MMCs responsible for road infrastructure and maintenance in the Districts. Additionally, relevant officials and stakeholders will also be present to welcome the minister.

Press Conference

Following the roadshow, Minister Chikunga will join provincial leadership in holding a press conference to provide media updates regarding the state of roads and infrastructure in Limpopo province. The oversight visit is scheduled to take place at 12:00 PM at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Invitation to Media

Members of the media who want to attend the event are requested to confirm their attendance with the Ministry of Transport’s representatives, Tshegofatso Maake or Ivy Masale, who can be reached via email or phone.

Government’s Commitment

The Limpopo Leg of the National Roadshow highlights the government’s commitment to improving the state of roads and road infrastructure in South Africa. By focusing on flagship projects like Operation Vala Zonke and the Labour Intensive S’hamba Sonke project, Minister Chikunga and the Ministry of Transport aim to address the concerning deterioration of roads in various provinces.

Collaboration with Stakeholders

Through collaboration with provincial leaders and stakeholders, as well as increased media exposure, the Ministry of Transport hopes to foster public awareness and support for its initiatives. As a result, the Limpopo Leg of the National Roadshow has the potential to accelerate improvements in road conditions and infrastructure across the country, ultimately paving the way for a safer and more efficient transportation network for all South Africans.

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