MEC Sikhumbuzo Eric Kholwane on a mission to revive township economy in Mpumalanga

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mpumalanga MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Mr Sikhumbuzo Eric Kholwane says government is committed to revive township economy in the Province, as this will assist entrepreneurs to assist the Province in fighting the triple challenges of unemployment, inequality and poverty in Mpumalanga.

MEC Kholwane was speaking during the sod-turning of the construction of the much awaited Dalamba Shopping Centre in Kinross outside Secunda in the Gert Sibande District which will cost R20 million.

To show how committed we are, as a Province regarding the reviving of township economy as the primary driver towards job creation in the Province, we are happy to announce that today we are doing a sod-turning for the much awaited shopping complex. Its construction will start in January 2017 and will create 254 jobs and is expected to be completed in June 2017.

The 792 square meter Shopping Centre will comprise the main anchor tenant OK Franchise Supermarket, and other various clothing shops, restaurants, medics and banking services.

"The Shopping Centre will contribute to the economic growth activities of the Gert Sibande District, at the same time contribute towards addressing the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality. We applaud and extent our appreciation to the developers, Dalamba Victorious Trading and Projects (PTY) LTD for the anticipated job creation intervention’’ explained- MEC Sikhumbuzo Eric kholwane.

Mr. Stephen Dalamba, CEO of Dalamba Victorious Trading and Projects, (PTY) Ltd, said “As Dalamba, we are honoured to be given this opportunity to contribute towards creating job opportunities for the people of Kinross and surrounding area, and we cannot wait for the centre to be completed in order for our people to receive quality services at their doorstep,” concluded Mr. Dalamba.

MEC Kholwane was accompanied by officials from MEGA, and a delegation of business people under the banner of the Black Management Forum (BMF).