Municipal officials lead by example to collect trash

2010-10-19 00:00

THE Hibiscus Coast Municipality (HCM) and Ugu District Municipality braved the rainy weather to lead a clean-up campaign near Olwandle High School in Gamalakhe on Saturday. Ntsimbini Primary School children rolled up their sleeves and helped clean the streets.

The pupils joined community members who had joined their ward councillor, Nonhlahla Madlala, and HCM and Ugu officials to lend a hand in cleaning the area.

Chairperson of community services for the cleansing and maintenance portfolio committee, Nokuthula Madlala, said it is important to encourage the community to collect rubbish and put it into bins and not to litter in order to keep their area clean.

“We urge the community to also collect cans and sell them as we know that there is a collect-a-can business that recycles the cans, so the community should collect any rubbish that can be recycled,” she said.

“This is part of job creation for themselves while caring for the environment as well.”

Environmental health practitioner in the Ugu district municipality, Bheki­sisa Khumalo, also stressed the importance of the community keeping its living environment clean to avoid disease. He encouraged the residents to continue the campaign, saying that it will give the area a facelift and will encourage good health.

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