MANDENI MUNICIPALITY TALKS ISITHEBE INDUSTRIAL PARK REVITALIZATION

Mandeni Local Muncipality Mayor, Cllr. Sphesihle Zulu addressing community members at Isithebe Hall during the community dialogue

 

MANDENI MUNICIPALITY TALKS ISITHEBE INDUSTRIAL PARK REVITALIZATION

 

Mandeni Local Municipality Mayor, His worship Sphesihle Zulu convened and presided over a fruitful community dialogue at Isithebe Community Hall on Wednesday, 12 December 2018. 
The main aim of this dialogue was to find anecdotes on issues hindering the conduciveness of Isithebe Industrial Park so that people can have a fair chance of finding jobs, participating in the revitalization of Isithebe and the overall maintenance of the estate. 
Speaking at the event, Zulu cited that a gathering of this nature will help to promote the culture of engaging in conversation thus reducing the scourge of violent protests.
"We need a platform of this nature, where community members and stakeholders can engage each other about challenges and solutions. This will ensure that Isithebe continues to be the bread basket of Mandeni and KwaZulu-Natal as a whole" 
Isithebe houses a host of big corporations such as Metso, Whirlpool and Gomma Gomma to mention a few. More than 20 000 people are employed within isithebe industrial park.
Zulu further said that, "We have to ensure that even the institutions of learning within our area teach the same skills required by the firms we have"

As part of a broader plan to improve this industrial area, Mandeni Local Municipality recently hosted MEC for Edtea, Sihle Zikalala on a full day programme where he visited some of the big firms within Isithebe and the Finnish Ambassador to Soth Africa, His Excellency Kari Alanko as well as delegation from Metso.
Furthermore; Community members also got an opportunity to voice their opinions around the wellbeing of Isithebe industrial park. 
The event was a success and was lauded by community members as key to ensuring transparency and equal opportunities for all.