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Limpopo Provincial Government. Department of Roads and Transport Infrastructure Conditional Grant EPWP Expenditure Presenter M.M Makibelo HOD. Introduction. The Province has a challenge of linking the economic hubs to stimulate Economic growth.

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Limpopo Provincial Government

Department of Roads and Transport

Infrastructure Conditional Grant EPWP Expenditure

Presenter M.M Makibelo HOD


Introduction

  • The Province has a challenge of linking the economic hubs to stimulate Economic growth.

  • Being rural Province the provincial plan is to make sure that motorists does not drive more than 10 km before they can reach tar road. The Department utilized 100% of the Conditional Grant on projects during the previous financial year.

  • EPWP fencing projects: Fence is being stolen along the roads by community members, thus stray animals still impose danger to the road users.

  • EPWP road construction and maintenance project: (i) Emerging contractors do not have finance to sustain their businesses which compel some of the projects abandoned.

    (ii) Lack of management skills.


ALLOCATION OF GRANTS AND EPWP BUDGET, TO 2006/07 TO 2010


Infrastructure Conditional Grant 2006/07


PROJECTS FOR 2007/2008 -CONDITIONAL GRANTS MAINTENANCE, cont…


Infrastructure Conditional Grant 2007/08

  • The cost of Roads construction in the province is higher than those of other provinces.

  • The Province is conducting an investigation to establish why is the cost higher than other provinces.

  • Overloading problems: heavy trucks damage the provincial roads as they prefer to use them other than the National Road

  • Provincial Treasury did not transfer all money for conditional grants for 2005/06,R16 million is still outstanding and the department has committed the funds.


Application of 2006/07 budget

  • The Province is responsible for 6,514 kms of gravel and 21,996 kms of paved roads. Progress on Provincial roads infrastructure.


EPWP NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS


EPWP Fencing Project: - people to be employed , 2007/08


SUMMARY FOR 2007/8


PROGRESS ON EPWP PROJECTS, 2007/8

  • 2007/8 plans for road construction, road maintenance and fencing projects are in place and being implemented.

  • Process of appointing contractors is being finalised for new projects.

  • Department intends to empower local people, especially rural women.

  • Department is negotiating with the ESKOM Foundation and Waterberg District Municipality to join hands for the implementation of regravelling programme which will be more labour intensive.


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