Government builds multi-million recreational park

The Nala Local Municipality in partnership with the department of sports, arts and culture and the social development department will run the R2-million state-of-the-art park which will be built in Wesselsbron.

The park is part of a township revitalization project by the provincial government and the municipality which is aims to create recreational facilities for young people in the area.

Sam Nyoni, an engineer appointed by the Nala Local Municipality said the park will include a sports field, braai facilities, a car wash and a jungle gym for children.

“We will take at least three months to complete the project as most of the project entails greening and actual facilities that will be bought and erected,” said Nyoni.

Premier, Ace Magashule, said the park is one of greening initiatives which will help revitalise the town.

“We need you to go to Gauteng to research certain parks which have proven successful in those areas,” said Magashule.

Magashule said he would provide the engineer with details of councilors who have previously designed and built successful recreational centers in that province. Resident Modise Mokhalo said he was happy to see the provincial government investing in community infrastructure following the recent service delivery protests that engulfed the town.

Mokhalo said the recreational facility is a symbol of hope and promises for the residents of the town.

“This is not the only change we have seen. The municipality has fixed the toilet in my house and also fixed the water pipes in the whole street, so I believe that this time things will change,” said Mokhalo.

He said some of his family members have been employed in Operation Hlasela projects launched by Magashule in Wesselsbron.