NDLAMBE municipality has given a helping hand to a car wash business in Nemato run by two ex-convicts.
On Tuesday, the municipality donated equipment and materials worth more than R10 000 to Sbu’s Car Wash. The equipment comprises of a vacuum cleaner, water pressure pumps and other material needed for a car wash.
The car wash is run by two enterprising young men, Mbulelo Nyanya and Fundile Busakwe, who are ex-convicts looking to start fresh.
REVAMP FOR CAR WASH: Mayor Sipho Tandani (left) handed over more than R10 000 worth of equipment and materials to Sbu’s Car Wash owner and manager Mbulelo Nyanya (centre) and director Fundile Busakwe, as one of the local economic development projects supported by the municipality Picture: SIPHELELE NDZAMELA
Mayor Sipho Tandani said the men are making a positive contribution in their community.
“Our role is just to help them kick-start their project and they will be monitored,” said Tandani.
“This is a cash business. Its sustainability depends on them ensuring that they do not lose money, and they must also spend wisely,” the mayor added.
Owner and manager Nyanya told TotT that the equipment and material would assist them in getting more revenue and also would help in improving their driveway for their customers.
“We will also be able to provide a good service for our customers,” said Nyanya.
Tandani mentioned how important it is to provide opportunities for the ex-convicts and how they have changed their way of living.
“With the little we have, we need to make a small difference in our community,” Tandani said.