Hope rekindled after visit

2017-06-22 06:01
Mayoral Committee Member for Area Central, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli,

Mayoral Committee Member for Area Central, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli,

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Gugulethu residents welcomed the opportunity to engage with the City’s representatives at a service delivery expo that was held at the Luyoloville Community Centre recently.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area Central, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli, was out on the beat in Gugulethu at the first of many such service delivery roadshows for Area Central.

It was an opportunity for him to engage with residents first-hand and learn what their pressing concerns are.

Councillor Mamkeli presented the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) – a new way of working that will enhance service delivery to transform the lives of residents.

This was well received and has given residents renewed hope.

‘We have committed to doing things differently at the City and it is no longer business as usual.

Through the City’s ODTP, we are enhancing service delivery by bringing local government closer to our communities. Our area-based service delivery model allows for more focused attention and bringing parity of services to our most vulnerable residents.

That is the main reason for our visit today, which is the first of many such engagement sessions with our residents. I am asking all our stakeholders in Gugulethu to work with me to further uplift and improve this area. Let us all commit to play our part and work together to transform the lives of the residents of this community,’ said Councillor Mamkeli.

More than 500 residents attended the roadshow and took the opportunity to access the City’s services right on their doorstep. Residents were upbeat and made full use of the chance to raise their concerns and ask for more information on a range of City services that were presented.

The City’s Supply Chain Management Department was on site to promote the community-based supplier programme that applies to tenders under R30 000.

Councillor Mamkeli stressed to potential suppliers that they must register on the database to access the work opportunities presented by this programme.

Area-based service delivery is not just about basic services like water, electricity, and sanitation, but includes all the services provided by the City such as roads infrastructure, health services, and sports and recreational services, among others.

‘There is a lot of work to do to redress the imbalances of the past and to improve the living conditions of our vulnerable residents.

Therefore we want our residents to know that this new area-based service delivery model will bring the Office of the Mayor closer to those who need it most,” said Mamkeli.

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