Employment boost as department upgrades school
More than 36 people are expected to be employed during the upgrade of Gidela High school at Msengi village, which the Department of Education plans to turn into the state of the art school at the cost of R26million.
According to the MEC for Department of Education Polly Boshielo, when complete the project will consist of facilities such as computer lab, library, and e-learning facility with technological equipment necessary to help the learners perform better.
Speaking during the handover of the contractor to the community of Msengi village recently, the MEC warned against community disputes that might delay the project, saying if these happen the department would lose the construction funds back to the treasury.
“We would like to appeal to everybody to cooperate so that we would not have differences that would lead to the delay of this project, or lead to the situation where funds end being forfeited back to the treasury,” said the MEC. She further indicated that her department has 123 disaster-damaged schools in the province that were being considered for repair.
Meanwhile Greater Giyani Mayor Cllr Basani Shibambu welcomed the project saying it would put some relief amongst the community in the village, some of whom have already been hit hard by covid-19 economic meltdown.
“This is a big project which we all hope it will benefit people from this village. As Africans we know that if one person benefits, he or she would feed more people at home, hence we’re very excited that this project is being piloted here in this village,” she said.