Investment in infrastructure is an investment in growth and jobs

By Masizole Mnqasela, MPP, DA Western Cape Spokesperson Local Government:

While 5 745km of the 6 499km network of roads in the Western Cape is already in good condition, R2.77 billion has been allocated to the construction and maintenance of roads in the province.

I commend the DA-led Western Cape Government for putting the people first, and understanding the value of infrastructure maintenance and removing delays for capital replacement projects, thereby allowing for maximum benefit of public goods.

Building and renovation of schools remain a key priority. The Eersterivier Primary School Project which commenced on 23 April 2014, was handed over on 26 May 2015, and has 28 classrooms while enrollment is currently underway for 2016, when the R55 million school will become operational.

Similarly, a solid and extensive broadband optic-fibre communications network, allows for a rapid and free flow of information. And through this project, the Western Cape Government aims to improve ICT access to 70% by 2019.

Wi-Fi hotspots around the province will integrate and expand public internet access. The Citizen Internet Champions training projects upskills communities with regards to digital literacy. E-skills platforms also to provide communities with appropriate e-learning programmes.

The DA-led Western Cape Government is committed to investing in building the capacity for growth, where it governs. This is in line with the DA’s vision 2029, as adopted at the May 2015 Federal Congress.