The City of Ekurhuleni officially opened the Kwa-Thema Business Park last Friday. The opening ceremony was initiated by the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mzwandile Masina.
The Mayor said the municipality has spent about R41 million into ensuring that the park is a success. Such a huge investment has been made to ensure that residents with small, medium and micro enterprise businesses (SMMEs) don’t travel distances to rent office spaces.
The park, situated at Kgaswane Street in Extension 3, has 32 office units, two training rooms as well as administration offices.
The Mayor added that this is one of the best facilities they have built for small businesses and urged the community to utilise it. According to Masina, the offices will be rented out at a reasonable fee, and the money will be used to keep the facility running.
Councillor Zenzile Sibeko of ward 77 expressed that his wish is to see those who occupy these offices “create and recreate jobs around the area, to help improve the lives of those living around the area.”
He further added that this project serves as hope that there will be many more developments in the area that will help develop the lives of residents.
More so he encouraged the residents of Extension 3 to continue protecting the business park even during protests. Because many communities “direct their anger towards facilities, when their problems are not solved.”
Bookings for office units will run from Monday, 6 May until June 2019.