Town of Standerton purchases aerial work platform to meet community needs – Ridge Times

Standerton has an aerial work platform to immediately take care of electrical problems.

Lekwa Municipality purchased the machine at a cost of R 1.4 million after the rental proved unsuitable for the community’s needs.

The mayor, Mr. Louis Delani Thabethe, handed over the keys of the truck to the electricity service on Wednesday December 15 just after noon.

He was accompanied by the speaker, Mr. Oliver Phiri, the City Manager, Mr. Johnny Mokgatsi, and the Chief Whip, Mr. Dumisani Msibi, as well as city staff.

Mr Thabethe said purchasing the machine would help electricians solve problems and improve service delivery.

He acknowledged that supplying electricity is a challenge in the city and referred to tree branches that come in contact with power cables.

Mr. Thabethe also thanked Mr. Mokgatsi for his cooperation from the management side.

“I’m glad we got to see the same eye,” he added.

Mr. Corné Stoltz of Freedom Front Plus made a strong case for an aerial work platform when Meyerville suffered a power failure for a long time.

He called the absence of such unacceptable.

According to Thabethe, this is the first step in resolving service delivery issues.

Some CBD robots have in the meantime been fixed and potholes are next on the list.

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