Mzunduzi a dismal failure in cleanest town awards

2008-02-23 00:00

MSUNDUZI Municipality has failed a cleanliness test again, after failing to make an appearance in any categories of the Provincial Cleanest Town Award ceremony held in Newcastle on Friday night.

Since the inception of the competition in 2001, Msunduzi Municipality has not managed to make the grade for the cleanest town. It did, however, win a landfill site category in 2003 and 2004.

Newcastle won the competition for the second time and will be representing the province in the national competition.

During his keynote speech before announcing the winners, provincial Environmental Affairs MEC Mtholephi Mthimkhulu said the event is meant to educate people about the importance of keeping their towns clean.

“A major aim of the department in this regard is to encourage the diversion of waste from landfill sites through recycling and composting projects. This in turn will result in job creation and increased community participation,” said Mthimkhulu.

As overall winner, Newcastle received R250 000, money which is to be used for community development.

Second place went to Umhlathuzi (Richards Bay) Municipality, which got R200 000, while the third position accompanied by R150 000 went to Hibiscus Coastal Municipality (Port Shepstone). Ladymith Municipality won a Community Participation in Environment award, while kwaDukuza (Stanger) won the Best Landfill award. The Big Five False Bay Municipality got Best Taxi Rank and uMngeni Municipality won Most Improved Town on Environment. They each got R150 000.

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