The AfriForum branch in Richards Bay submitted proposals for the annual Integrated Development Plan (IDP) to the uMhlathuze Local Municipality on 21 April. These proposals were made to repair and upgrade the damaged and dilapidated ablution facilities and the building that lifeguards use as a lookout point at Alkantstrand.
“This building urgently needs attention to ensure the safety of tourists on our beaches. The poor condition of these facilities definitely poses a safety risk and puts our tourism and economy at jeopardy,” says Ian Rapson, Chairperson of the Richards Bay branch.
“It is important that branches participate in the IDP process to submit these typical proposals that will contribute to development in our communities. We have already submitted successful proposals that have been included in the IDP and finalized,” says Eugene van Aswegen, District Coordinator for KwaZulu-Natal.
“We would like to thank the uMhlathuze Local Municipality for their service delivery. This municipality is among the top 10 municipalities in South Africa and the AfriForum branch in Richards Bay wants to help maintain this status,” Rapson continued.
The AfriForum branch in Richards Bay invites the community to join their Facebook page and participate in further projects in Richards Bay.
The community is encouraged to get involved with this AfriForum branch in order to make a real difference: SMS “Richards Bay” to 45344 (R1).