Eswatini Railways Constructs and Donates Queuing Benches to the Government of The Kingdom of Eswatini at the Manzini Government Offices for use by Emaswati

On the 6th of August 2021, Eswatini Railways (ESR) Board Chairman Alex Mngomezulu handed over benches to the Honorable Minister of Tinkhundla and the Honorable Minister of Public Works and Transport. The benches have been constructed and fitted to the whole government facility where Emaswati come for services. The ESR CEO, Mr Nixon Dlamini had earlier visited the RA offices and a concern was raised by the RA about the queuing conditions of the people who flood the enclave looking for different government services on a daily basis. The offices help 500 to 700 Emaswati per day. “Old, disabled and sickly people stand for long periods in the lines and they end up sitting on the floor” the RA stated. ESR was touched and decided to intervene and provide a long-lasting solution.


Emaswati queuing for services before the installation of the new benches.

  • Official Handover

    Ribbon cutting during the Official handover of the facilities.

  • Donated by (ESR) Eswatini Railways

    The fitted waiting area benches.

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    Dignitaries sitting on the benches after the handover.
    The benches have been operational for about a month.

Officially cutting the ribbon are Manzini Regional Administrator Chief Gija and ESR Board Chairman Alex Mngomezulu. Looking on are ESR CEO, Minister of Tinkhundla Principal Secretary Mrs Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Manzini Regional Secretary and the ESR King’s Liaison Officer Prince Gwajumbe Dlamini.

The donation is part of the ESR Corporate Social Investment plan of helping Emaswati and drive the Eswatini development agenda. As a government owned organization, ESR is a corporate citizen first and our yearning to assist given availability of resources is always there. We have seen ESR donating PPE in the drive to assist government in the COVID-19 eradication drive. We will see more as long as the organization continues to thrive.