Min­tirho ya Vulavula

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Mmileng re­cently vis­ited sev­eral vil­lages in the Mo­letjie area to hear what road users and com­mu­nity mem­bers had to say about Roads Agency Lim­popo newly up­graded road project from Mo­letjie to Mak­godu. Story on page 29.

The road is go­ing to im­prove the life span of our ve­hi­cles. Banks give us four years to pay up these taxis, but our ve­hi­cles did not even last three years, which posed a chal­lenge. Our ve­hi­cles will now last be­yond the four years. The road has also short­ened our route du­ra­tion from one hour to 30 min­utes, be­cause we used to take ei­ther the long route via Mo­letjie or go through the slower gravel road.

Alpheus ‘Ally’ Mok­gohloa, Pub­lic Trans­port Op­er­a­tor, from Mo­letjie, Ga-Ram­phele

The road has helped us in a lot of ways. We are happy that road in­fra­struc­ture is now reach­ing the vil­lages. This shows that the econ­omy is grow­ing. This will also help im­prove the life span of lo­cal taxis and pri­vate ve­hi­cles in the com­mu­nity.

Tshe­go­fatšo Manyathela, Stu­dent (Univer­sity of the Wit­wa­ter­srand), from Mo­letjie, Ga-Le­godi

Mak­godu tar road is a qual­ity road. We thank RAL for bring­ing the tar road to Mak­godu. This will re­duce traf­fic ac­ci­dents at Mak­godu gate, which used to have high ac­ci­dent rate, be­cause now there are clear road mark­ings.

Mpho Kekana, Taxi Driver (Mak­godu), from Mo­letjie, Ga-Ra­mong­wana

The main road from Mak­godu to­wards Mo­letjie has at­tracted busi­nesses like sa­lons and car washes along­side this main road, which are next to my very own small busi­ness. This means more traf­fic and more busi­ness for me as well. I am happy with what Roads Agency Lim­popo has de­liv­ered.

Tlou Se­hata, Small Busi­ness Owner, from Mo­letjie, Mak­godu

The lo­cal com­mu­nity no longer has prob­lems with pub­lic trans­port. There are more taxis on the route to town be­cause the road is now qual­ity. If only they can help us with ex­tra speed humps at the right places…be­cause the cur­rent ones are not suf­fi­cient.

Thomas Kapei Ram­phele, Com­mu­nity Mem­ber, from Mo­letjie, Ga-Ram­phele

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