And then there was light

Vicky Knoetze MPL

Shadow MEC for Roads and Public Works

After a commitment made to the communities of the New Rest and Zwelidinga outside Seaview in Port Elizabeth, solar lights have finally been installed at both these informal settlements.

In Consultation with community leadership, the community as a whole and myself in 2012, it was decided to request the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole to install solar street lighting in these areas. This was needed mainly for safety reasons as these areas are informal settlements and do not have formal access to electricity.

The DA is delighted that the street lights have finally been installed after two years of requests to the metro’s electricity sub-directorate and continuous IDP submissions.