Mayor promises to help fix Kenton’s problems

KENTON-on-Sea is rapidly changing from a sleepy-hollow to an important business hub in Ndlambe, and the pressure is now on to fix infrastructure to encourage more business as well as potential new residents to the area, bringing more revenue and providing jobs to the ever-growing town.

Ikamva Lesizwe Combined School in Ekuphumleni township has struggled in the past, with a matric pass rate that has declined from 56.8% in 2014 to 40.9% in 2016. Local community activist Reverend Mlindi Wopa is on a mission to assist the school in any way he can.

Following a meeting with the school’s principal, Gilbert Gqamane, along with Ward 4 councillor Ayanda Nqosha, Wopa said they had agreed to allow two volunteers into the school to clean toilets and generally keep the school tidy.

“This is the start of our plan to improve Kenton and Ekuphumleni in particular,” said Nqosha.

In last week’s TotT we reported that some residents in Ekuphumleni have been living next to a pigsty and a sewage pond for the last 10 years.

Wopa and other community leaders met with Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi last week to discuss these and other problems residents are facing.

“We met on Sunday,” Wopa said. “I was happy; he pledges support and agreed to solve each problem one by one.

“After the meeting, there was a positive commitment from the mayor and everyone present was happy.”

THE START OF A PLAN: Ward 4 councillor Ayanda Nqosha, left, and Reverend Mlindi Wopa, met with the principal of Ikamva Lesizwe Combined School in Ekuphumleni last Thursday to discuss ways the community can help improve conditions at the school Picture: ROB KNOWLES

Ikamva Lesizwe Combined School in Ekuphumleni township has struggled in the past, with a matric pass rate that has declined from 56.8% in 2014 to 40.9% in 2016. Local community activist Reverend Mlindi Wopa is on a mission to assist the school in any way he can.

Following a meeting with the school’s principal, Gilbert Gqamane, along with Ward 4 councillor Ayanda Nqosha, Wopa said they had agreed to allow two volunteers into the school to clean toilets and generally keep the school tidy.

See this week’s Talk of the Town for the full story.

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