F/Town gets facelift

Kabelo Dipholo
FACELIFT: Road under maintenance

P23 million allocated for road maintenance

The City of Francistown’s new Town Clerk, Stephen Motlogelwa, has hit the ground running to improve the city’s aesthetic look.

The council is undertaking maintenance road works centered around roads within the Central Business District (CBD), of which 8km is asphalt overlay and 2km, resealing, access road to Jubilee Referal Hospital and spot improvement on New Bridge road.

Last week the council approved two Tender Variation requests from Quinton Express (PTY) LTD as the project contractor for rock-bedding and cementing works on John Nswazwi Avenue and Selous Avenue.

Both roads had dire underground water seepage problem that needed a permanent solution.

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According to Motlogelwa the 2.8 km Kazungula road will also be maintained.

The works include facilitation of asphalt overlay on the left lane from ET shops facing Petro Hyper filling station.

“In addition we have three projects on pothole patching which are expected to start soon for each constituency. Due to budgetary constraints, main roads will be prioritized and this will be augmented by the inhouse maintenance,” Motlogelwa told The Voice in an interview.

The TC further revealed that P23 million has been allocated for the works with P18 million being maintenance development while P5 million is under Road Levy Fund.

He said they anticipate to complete the maintenance works by end of June 2023.

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“Maintenance works for roads is a continuous process, there’s reactive or routine maintenance which the Council is attending to on a daily basis like grass cutting, pothole patching,” he said.

He said through the next recurrent budget 2023/24 about 10ha of roads reserve will be debushed with a budget of P200 000.

F/Town gets facelift
COFC TOWN CLERK: Stephen Motlogelwa
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