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North West MEC blames poor workmanship for poor road condition – SABC News

After repairs that cost taxpayers more than 290 million R504, it only took the R504 road in the Northwest region between Schweizer Reneke and Wolmaransstad four years to form cracks.

This main road, which connects northwest to the N18 and runs through Norðurhöfði, is once again paved.

The 71 km distance is mainly used by heavy vehicles transporting both agricultural and mining goods.

Farmers who use the road daily are not spared.

One of the farmers in the area, Leornard Tates, says: “About three days ago I hit a hole very hard on this road and you know I do not know what damage can be done to the vehicle. I need to take the car for an inspection again and it was not repaired a long time ago. I think some others could use back roads and it will take them more on fuel, and you know if you consider the fuel price that has been raised, it will cost them more instead of going the shorter route.

MEC for Public Works and Roads Oageng Molapisi blames the condition of the road for poor work.

“The road is relatively new and we hired contractors before, so we really need to look at what really happened and is something I think we will reflect on what happened. Why the road is in the condition it is in. I must also indicate that, based on our plans, we have appointed a consultant to discuss the situation on this particular road in its entirety. “

North West MEC blames poor workmanship for poor road condition – SABC News

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