City of Ekurhuleni mayor, Councilor Mzwandile Masina has appealed to the community of Eden Park to protect the newly built substation that will provide stable electricity for the area.
The Mayor says this as new infrastructure near communities can be vulnerable to criminal elements and slow down the progress.
“This project valued at R42 million and will resolve the energy issues facing Eden Park and Phola Park. I humbly call upon the community to protect this facility as their own,” said the Executive Mayor.
Mayor Masina was speaking during a site visit to assess the state of readiness of the 33KV (KiloVolts) substation on Monday, September 14.
Not only has the substation project employed 24 locals, but it is set to lighten up the lives of residents from Eden Park and Phola Park, through the provision of a stable and reliable power supply.
The substation, set to be completed next month, will bring to a end an era of power supply interruptions in these communities.
“We are very excited to see such a dedicated team that is working hard to implement our vision for a stable and reliable power supply in our City,” the Mayor said.
The Mayor had earlier visited Glen Marais Substation to see upgrades made to stabilise supply in Glen Marais and parts of Birchleigh (all in Kempton Park).
He later led the delegation to the installed 13 solar powered high masts in Tsietsi Informal Settlement.
“This tech allows the City light up communities using clean energy. We will be rolling out more throughout the City,” said mayor Masina.