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Ekurhuleni pledges millions into disaster management efforts
2017/04/19 Thembisa Shologu
The City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) has invested R94 million to improve its capacity to deal with emergency situations in the region

The City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) has invested R94 million to improve its capacity to deal with emergency situations in the region.

The city plans to construct six new fire stations in the next five years, especially in areas that do not have such facilities and existing facilities will be upgraded and revamped.
 
Executive Mayor, Mzwandile Masina says the money will go into firefighting, rescue operations, ambulances and primary response units activities aimed at improving the city’s disaster management capabilities.
 
“We must constantly improve our ability to respond timeously and effectively to fires and floods and limit the loss of lives and property especially among the most vulnerable of our people,” said Mayor Masina.
 
Long term plans for this programme have already been put in place, among the new fire stations to be built is the Albertina Sisulu Fire Station in Kempton Park which is expected to improve the turnaround time to emergencies on the busy Albertina Sisulu Freeway linking Tshwane and Ekurhuleni. The construction of this facility is already underway and will be completed before the end of the year.
 
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