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Intabazwe Smart City project unveiled

By Emily Setona

QWAQWA –The MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs Ketso Makume says the transformation of Silahliwe informal settlement to smart city will enable the community to access services at their door step.

Makume said this at the launch of a Smart City at Intabazwe multipurpose hall in Maluti-A- Phofung local municipality on Friday March 22,
He said the project will include 4000 houses, an outdoor gym, student accommodation, rooftop gardening, solar power geysers, multimedia centre, shopping centre, fiber and WiFi connectivity, a recycling centre, medical facility, and an outdoor sports centre.
Speaking at the launch, Free State Premier Mxolisi Dukwana, emphasized the importance of public servants listening to what community members want.

“It is important for our public servants to address whatever issues raised by the communities as it takes an effort for a person to come all the way to the government offices and then leave unattended and unheard.

“If our public servants do not do that, they should not be surprised if communities react in an indifferent way. That reaction is unnecessarily caused by us,” said Dukwana.

Map executive mayor Masetjhaba Lakaje-Mosia at Intabazwe Smart City sod sowing and project launch.

At the same occasion, executive mayor Masetjhaba Lakaje-Mosia said it was a pleasure and privilege to host the province just a day after the Human Rights Day.

“We are happy to host our Premier and the provincial government here today as this project will restore the dignity of our people, having been fought for as far back as 21 March 1960. As Intabazwe residents, you are fortunate to be part of this important history of ensuring that your aspirations for a better Intabazwe are realized,” Lakaje -Mosia said.
Also present at the event was MAP council speaker Mandlankosi Dlamini.