The Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, has announced measures to accelerate the delivery of basic services to improve the lives of residents.
This includes the building of new clinics, upgrading of informal settlements, and the construction of new housing units.
She was delivering her inaugural speech as a multi-party government of the city.
Phalatse says the city will invest R2.8 billion within the next three financial years to improve the city’s water services infrastructure.
She says 10 new clinics will be built in the next three years in different parts of the city to respond to health challenges.
— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) April 21, 2022
Ten informal settlements will be targetted for upgrading in the coming financial year.
She says the recently launched Riverside Social Housing Development will upon completion yield 1 108 social and affordable rental units around Diepsloot, Midrand, and Fourways.
To stabilise electricity supply in the city – the multi-party government wants to partner with independent power producers (IPP) and small-scale energy generators to curb the rolling blackouts.
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— Executive Mayor Mpho Phalatse (@mphophalatse1) April 21, 2022