NDLAMBE MUNICIPALITY

MEDIA STATEMENT : 17 JUNE 2021

PORT ALFRED (2ML SEAWATER RO PLANT COMMISSIONING)

 

On the 15 June 2021, there was a planned meeting between Ndlambe Local Municipality, department of water and sanitation, contractor and New Ground Solutions for the purpose to commissioning the 2ML Seawater RO plant.

While the team was preparing to proceed to site, it was reported that EFF drove into the RO plant Construction.  Quality filtrations manager reported that there were exchange of insults between EFF members and Quality filtration systems workers. For the sake of employee’s safety, Quality filtration systems then decided to evacuate the employees from the site.

QFS has opened a case at Port Alfred local police station addressing the events. The contractor is in process of acquiring an interdict against the unauthorized persons to prevent them from accessing the site or any part of the work associated with the contract.

Due to the above, the team that was supposed to commission the plant could not proceed to site for safety reasons.

The commissioning of the RO plant will be announced once the above matter has been handled contractually with the contractor who is now skeptical of going back to site due to their safety.

 

NOTICE: 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ROLLY DUMEZWENI

17 June 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MUNICIPAL MANAGER