City’s top dogs clean up

2010-05-08 00:00

SENIOR Msunduzi Municipality managers, with volunteers from various municipality departments, yesterday engaged in a clean-up project to remove all the refuse that has been piling up on the city’s streets.

The Msunduzi team was led by Mayor Mike Tarr (although he did not do the actual cleaning), acting municipal manager Thokozani Maseko, process manager Maxwell Mthembu, acting deputy municipal manager for community services Dr Nomasonto Nkosi and acting deputy municipal manager for development services Skhumuzo Mpanza.

The clean-up will focus on the city’s central business district and its residential areas.

It came after numerous complaints by the residents who said their rubbish had still not been collec­ted.

One resident, The Witness reported yesterday, was so fed up with the uncollected refuse that he loaded it and dumped it at the city engineer’s offices.

Maseko said the clean-up will last until Wednesday, when the refuse collection programme will be back to normal.

He said the municipality had decided to dispatch its senior managers so as to renew public confidence in the city’s managers.

Tarr also assured Pietermaritzburg residents that by Wednesday the refuse collection system will be back to normal.

THE Msunduzi Municipality requests that all residents take out their refuse on the normal day of collection.

Acting municipal manager Thokozani Maseko said the mayoral clean-up campaign will be helping the waste department with the collection of refuse until the actual programme fully kicks off once again this coming Thursday.

He apologised for the erratic collection of refuse but assured that things will be back to normal from Thursday. In the meantime, the mayoral clean-up campaign will attend to areas that have been lagging behind, said Maseko.

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