Residents of the entire Kouga region are unhappy with the deterioration of their roads in recent times.
Potholes have become the norm and gravel roads are not being maintained.
The road infrastructure serving the farming community, which is a major producer of milk and citrus, also leaves a lot to be desired.
“The Democratic Alliance knows that without a properly maintained road infrastructure, the Kouga will battle to attract tourists and investors and will not be in a position to grow the economy and create jobs,” said DA mayoral candidate Elza Van Lingen.
“We are very pleased that Donald Grant, the DA’s Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works will be visiting the Kouga this week and will be meeting with various role players, including the business and farming communities,” added Van Lingen.
Grant will be engaging with the agricultural sector and businessmen in Humansdorp at 10 am Friday 8 July at the Humansdorp Boutique Hotel and the topic will be Roads and Transport / provincial and national roads.
All are welcome to attend the meeting.
He will then meet with the Taxi Associations and School representatives at the Boutique Hotel in Humansdorp at 11.30 am, with the subject being Public Transport Systems, Scholar Transport & other state contracts.
All interested parties are invited to join the meeting.
Grant will end the day with a public meeting at the St Francis Bay Bowling Club at 6.30 pm.
He will discuss what a DA Government can do for Business and all businessmen and other interested parties are also welcome to attend the meeting.