Batho township gets a R35 million park


GALOOME SHOPANE and ALZANE NARRAIN Waste is wealth, this is according to deputy minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Rejoice Mabudafhasi.

Mabudhafasi was speaking at the opening of the Lehlohonolo Cambridge Moloisane Park in Batho township, Bloemfontein.

Moloisane was a freedom fighter who died in the 1980s. To date R35 million has been spent on the park, which is yet to be finished.

“This park will be part of education awareness to the community as a whole. It also creates a lot of employment and entrepreneurs as they recycle the waste. Waste is wealth, let’s all sort it and reuse it. When we reuse, we are protecting our biodiversity,” she says.

The park is part of the Batho township Greening and Beautification Project in the Mangaung Metro Municipality.