The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs led by MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube and The Department of Corporate Government and Traditional Affairs under the leadership of MEC Sipho Hlomuka on the 07 June 2019 visited uMsinga, Egunjuni Area in Ward 2 for different service delivery. The MEC's started with the eradication of invasive alien plants which the local residents have been battling and the electrification programme of the area.
The most prevalent of alien plants are called imbricade prickly pears which are of Mexican in origin in Central America and known locally as umthonti. The department has assigned a team of 15 highly trained people who will spray and destroy the plants in three months and a cheque of R1.5 million was handed over to Msinga Local Municipality to assist in the electrification programme.
The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube with the MEC Corporate Government and Traditional Affairs, Ms Sipho Hlomuka destroying the invasive alien plant known as imbricade prickly pears.
Ms Nowele, Chief Director from EDTEA explaining to the MEC’s about the invasive alien plant.
The MEC for EDTEA, HOD Mr Siza Sibande and the Environmental Unit Staff during the Event.
The MEC for Corporate Government and Traditional Affairs, Mr Sipho Hlomuka and the MEC for of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube handing a cheque to the Mayor of uMsinga local Municipality, Cllr BP Ngcobo during the event.