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Nelson Mandela Bay transforms dumping sites into safe parks

Today, June 28, 2018 Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Public Health, Parks directorate led by Portfolio head Councillor Lance Grootboom opened six (6) parks in Kwanobuhle area namely Ngeqakhe and 4th Avenue in Ward 42, Kini-Kini and PJ Gomomo in Ward 43 and Mali Street and Sigila Street in Ward 47.

The newly upgraded and renovated parks used to be dump sites that was an eyesore to the community and has now been converted into beautiful playgrounds for kids to play and for adults to gym. The newly renovated parks are equipped with gym equipment that will assist, encourage and benefit the community to exercise in order to fight obesity and ailments. This new facility will provide many hours of entertainment for the children and keeping them off the streets and from dirty dumping areas. All parks opened today are fenced in order to provide safety and safeguarding of parks equipment.

The key to the success of these facilities is our collective awareness of just how important play is in the lives of children. Through playing children develop independence and social and problem-solving skills. It is an excellent way of keeping children healthy and active.

The opening of this playground represents one further step in converting and beautifying previous disadvantage township areas.

Statement issued by Nelson Mandela Bay Communications Office on behalf of Mayoral Committee Member for Public Health, Councillor Lance Grootboom. 

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