The two projects to construct a new clinic at Long Valley and the Mathlogwe communities in Letsitele Valley near Agatha, have at last seen the light of day. This after work on these projects commenced recently. While the construction of the clinic was halted due to misunderstandings within community structures, the much anticipated paved road at Mathlogwe, was met with protests to the civic centre, just a few days after its sod turning.
According to some community members, the projects could have been completed a long time ago, had it not been for numerous arguments and debates on which contractor would be hired for the project. After the launch which was attended by the Greater Tzaneen Municipality mayor, Maripe Mangena, the community organised trucks to stage a protest at the Civic Centre where they demanded the resignation of the ward councillor for that area, Margareth Letsoalo.
The road will start from the 12 kilometre spot at the Khujwana-Lephepane access road and will circumnavigate the communities of Bvumeni, Matapa, Mathlogwe and Leseka before reaching Leseka Primary School. The road will be paved with bricks and local residents have been appointed to work on the project.
At Long Valley where the desperately dilapidated Lesedi clinic is being rebuilt from scratch on of the Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba, work has also started with the palisade fence already completed and now stands ripe for the scrap metal pickers. In another development the tar road between the communities of Moime, Lenyenye and Khujwana is nearing completion with finishing touches having commenced this week.