MAYOR AND MAYORAL COMMITTEE ASSESS SERVICE DELIVERY IN THEMBISA
The Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Sivuyile Ngodwana, accompanied by Members of the Mayoral Committee conducted a comprehensive service delivery visit to Thembisa on Friday, 8 September.
The was part of the Masisebenzeni Mayoral Outreach program and doubled up as an opportunity for the leadership to engage with community leaders about service delivery issues, while senior municipal officials were there to address critical concerns raised by the community.
Among the main issues raised by the public were: illegal dumping, crime, sewer blockages and the instability of the electricity. Executive Mayor Ngodwana emphasised the importance of educating residents about the dangers of illegal dumping and its severe impact on the environment. Recognising the detrimental effects of such practices, the Executive Mayor called upon community leaders to collaborate in raising awareness about responsible waste disposal.
Turning to the issue of sewer blockages, Ekurhuleni’s first citizen indicated that this must be attributed to the disposal of foreign objects into the sewage system. In light of this, Executive Mayor Ngodwana urged ward councillors to emphasise to communities the importance of caring for the infrastructure and refraining from throwing foreign objects into the sewage systems.
“By working collectively to address this issue, the community can contribute to the smooth operation of the sewage systems and ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for all,” said the first citizen.
In addition, the mayor and team made a stop at the new Phomolong substation, which is currently under construction to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to the residents of area. This vital infrastructure project not only aims to enhance the quality of life for the community but also support local businesses to enhance township economic growth and development.
“The City of Ekurhuleni remains committed to providing efficient and effective service delivery to its residents,” said Mayor Ngodwana. “The municipality’s dedication to improving infrastructure, enhancing public services, and addressing the needs of the community remains on track.”
Issued by the Office of the Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni