By: Graham Gersbach MPL, DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Roads:
After years of constant persistence by the DA in the Gauteng Legislature and DA Ward Councillor, Andre du Plessis, Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, has finally instructed departmental officials to ensure the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) repair the lights on Atlas Road in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni.
While I have received confirmation that work has begun on this stretch of road, MEC Vadi has failed to provide a completion date for the project.
This is most likely as a result of previous timelines having not been adhered to.
The MEC has, on numerous occasions in the past, provided completion dates for repairs to lighting on this stretch of road, all of which were never met.
While the DA is pleased that MEC Vadi has finally taken action, I will request that we are provided with a detailed work plan that outlines the roll out and completion of this project.