KwaDukuza hits back at critics over delayed park opening

KwaDukuza hits back at critics over delayed park opening

KwaDukuza Municipality has hit back at criticism over the delayed opening of a multi-million rand recreational park in its CBD.

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Construction for the park began in late 2018.

It was reportedly completed nearly a year ago but has remained closed.

Some have slammed the move as wasteful expenditure.

KwaDukuza's Sipho Mkhize says plans are in place for it to be unveiled next week.

"The park was completed in June 2021 and could not be handed over due to lockdown level 4 regulations at the time, which had limitations around operations in parks and beaches.

"The park is due to be handed over on the 26th of October 2021.

"Of the total amount we have cited of R14 million, anything that the municipality would have contributed is minus R10 million of that. So it's just under R5 million."

Mkhize says they will also be taking action following media reports about the park, which he says were false and peddled unwarranted criticism.

"We will be writing to the ombudsmen with regards to that. People must canvass within the correct prescripts and not go out of their way to just position us as an institution that has wasted taxpayer's money."


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