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R3.5BILLION MPAKENI DAM LABOUR CRISIS:ESWADE CEO Samson Sithole to meet Sakhalive Chinese Joint Venture Management, wants solutions.

Friday, 27th October, 2023

MPAKENI: Samson Sithole,the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Eswatini Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise(ESWADE) has confirmed the labour crisis within the R3.5billion Mpakeni Dam Sakhalive Joint Venture(JV).

This comes after employees of the multi-billion power generating project engaged in a protest on Thursday, in demand for better salaries and/or working conductions.

“Subsequent to our discussion I write to confirm knowledge of the labour strike at Mpakeni.I do register that the labor on strike are Sakhalive JV employees not ESWADE.Sakhalive JV is contracted by ESWADE to construct the dam.As much as this is a matter between the employee and employer we are so deeply concerned that we have suspended all activities and advised Sakhalive to sort out this industrial issue once and for all.We have also invited their top management to a discussion that aims at coming up with a lasting solution,” said the ESWADE CEO when responding to this Swaziland News on Friday evening.

The project was officially opened by King Mswati a few months ago, it’s part of a power generating project that seeks to ensure that eSwatini has sustainable energy.

R3.5BILLION MPAKENI DAM LABOUR CRISIS:ESWADE CEO Samson Sithole to meet Sakhalive Chinese Joint Venture Management, wants solutions.
R3.5BILLION MPAKENI DAM LABOUR CRISIS:ESWADE CEO Samson Sithole to meet Sakhalive Chinese Joint Venture Management, wants solutions.