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Minister Edna Molewa to hand over a Community Recreational Park in Limpopo

18 April 2017

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr. Edna Molewa will officially hand over a R12 million worth Kgoroši Recreational Park to Polokwane Municipality and the community of Ga-Kgoroši in the Matlala area on Thursday 20 April 2017.

The project was funded and implemented through the forms part of the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP), with an aim of job-creation, skills development and empowerment of small businesses while addressing the mandate of the Department.

The project was executed using labour intensive methods as per the requirements of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), created work opportunities for at least 171 local people, of which 99 were women, 95 youth and 4 people with disabilities.

The Kgoroši Recreational Park is in line with the Polokwane Municipality’s Smart City Concept, which aims to utilise available spaces in the urban and rural areas in an environmentally friendly manner. This project transformed the previously open space into a recreational area for the communities to relax and enjoy the natural environment and also to improve the well-being and the aesthetics of the area.

The park will also contribute not only to the maintenance and the integrity of the natural environment but also to play a significant role in the biodiversity conservation.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event as per the details below:

Date:  Thursday 20 April 2017

Venue: Kgoroši Recreational Park, Ga-Kgoroši in the Matlala area

Time: 09:00

To RSVP, contact:

Ernest Mulibana
E-mail: EMulibana@environment.gov.za or
Cell: 082 263 7372

Disree Manyane
E-mail: Disreem@polokwane.gov.za

For media queries, contact

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871