Member of the Mayoral Committee for Roads and Transport Ald Alco Ngobese has urged local SMMEs to take advantage of the construction and built environment opportunities provided by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) in Ekurhuleni.

The MMC was speaking at a Sanral tour to the City of Ekurhuleni which was aimed at exposing local SMMEs to business opportunities and creating awareness of subcontracting and community development projects. The event, which was held at Kempton Park Customer Care Centre (CCC) yesterday, was also aimed at showcasing available training opportunities for local labour.

“For a number of years, only the big companies were benefiting from Sanral projects in Ekurhuleni. Working with Sanral, we believe the status quo can be changed and all the red tape that prevented SMMEs from doing business with Sanral can be removed,” he said.

He further encouraged local business people not to seat back and expect business to come to them, but rather to make all efforts to seek opportunities.