People gathered in support in Mamelodi to witness the successful launch of the completed A Re Yeng line linking Mamelodi to the CBD, which includes the Denneboom Bridge in Waltloo.
Led by the MMC for Roads and Transport, Cllr Sheila Senkubuge, the project became a success. "The capacity to deliver on the economic health of our country remains with local government, and Roads and Transport was one of the key economic drivers for this to happen," said Cllr Senkubuge in her speech. She also touched on the importance of strategic planning and coordination to achieve desired goals. She showed appreciation for the colleagues in her department who presented commitment and dedication in doing their work, as well as the selflessness and many hours tirelessly invested in the project.
The A Re Yeng launch of the completed Line 2C and Denneboom Bridge, which will link the Central Business District (CBD) to Mahube Valley in Mamelodi East, went very well, with the Executive Mayor also applauding the team.
"I can safely say that this project has further strengthened my faith in the Mamelodi community around issues of development and collaboration. I wish to applaud the team of Roads and Transport for their display of larger leadership eminence in their collaborative efforts to make this a reality without any major hindrances. This is what I mean when I say service delivery is my ONLY priority, and I am proud to be associated with this winning team of Roads and Transport," said Cllr Mokgalapa.
"A Re Yeng is truly living its ethos and slogan of 'Connecting the Capital' as we build a world-class city that truly epitomises and befits the capital of the Republic of South Africa. Efforts to accommodate affected Barekisi had to be dealt with in a responsible manner, given our efforts to build an inclusive economy. To this end, I am proud, Cllr Sheila Senkubuge, that your department had the wisdom and compassion to offer Barekisi well-deserved marquees to continue with their business of the day; for that we applaud you," concluded Cllr Mokgalapa.
The A Re Yeng network is being implemented in several phases to provide an extensive high-quality integrated transportation network, stimulating and supporting social and economic development.