The Thabazimbi Municipality in Limpopo have issued an update on the Medivet road project after poor and non-performance by the appointed contractor for the project.

On 23 January 2023, Acting Technical Director and the Manager for Roads and Stormwater visited the project site to conduct an inspection. This is after realising that the site had been abandoned.

Pictures and videos of the site were subsequently shared with the management of PPC to show that the site was abandoned.

The Municipality says they have been in consultation with PPC on the construction of the road in Akasia Park.

 UPDATE OF THE MEDIVET ROAD PROJECT AT THE THABAZIMBI MUNICIPALITY    

“The management of PPC has since acknowledged that indeed the project site has been abandoned. Steps needed to be taken to complete the project. Completion of the project is important, especially in this rainy season,” the management said.

“As a result, the process is currently underway to speedily appoint a new contractor. To ensure that the project is completed in line with the commitment made to the municipality, residents and the Department of mineral resources and Energy.

“The municipality is aware that the project has inconvenienced residents for quite a long time. This situation is about to change,” they said.

Thabazimbi Municipality issue update on Medivet road project
Medivet road project in Thabazimbi

“The municipality will give the PPC management and the appointed contractor its full support to resume construction. To complete the project as soon as possible. On the other hand, the municipality is happy with the cooperation that PPC management has given and continues to give in ensuring that the project is completed.”

REFURBISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF TRANSFORMER AT THABAZIMBI PUMP STATION

Meanwhile, the Municipality has also issued an update on the refurbishment and maintenance work at the pump station.

“We would like to inform you that refurbishment and maintenance work is currently underway at the pump station transformer serving our community. This proactive measure is being taken. To ensure the continued reliability and efficiency of our water supply infrastructure,” they said to their residents.

“We kindly request your continued cooperation and understanding during this essential maintenance work. Your support is vital in ensuring the smooth and successful completion of the project.”