The Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr. Edna Molewa will officially hand over a R12 million worth Kgorosi Recreational Park to Polokwane Municipality and the community of Ga-Kgorosi in the Matlala area on Thursday 20 April 2017.
The project was funded and implemented through the forms part of the Department of Environmental Affairs' Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP), with an aim of job-creation, skills development and empowerment of small businesses while addressing the mandate of the Department.
The project was executed using labour intensive methods as per the requirements of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), created work opportunities for at least 171 local people, of which 99 were women, 95 youth and 4 people with disabilities.
The Kgorosi Recreational Park is in line with the Polokwane Municipality's Smart City Concept, which aims to utilise available spaces in the urban and rural areas in an environmentally friendly manner. This project transformed the previously open space into a recreational area for the communities to relax and enjoy the natural environment and also to improve the well-being and the aesthetics of the area.
The park will also contribute not only to the maintenance and the integrity of the natural environment but also to play a significant role in the biodiversity conservation.
Source: Department of Environmental Affairs