City vows to rid streets of poo

2017-04-27 06:00
Patricia de Lille, the City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, addressing residents during the ODTP, on Tuesday, in Khayelitsha. Seen next to her are Bishop Mtsolo and councillor Anda Ntsodo, the city’s mayoral committee member for Area East.PHOTOS: Mbongiseni maseko

Patricia de Lille, the City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, addressing residents during the ODTP, on Tuesday, in Khayelitsha. Seen next to her are Bishop Mtsolo and councillor Anda Ntsodo, the city’s mayoral committee member for Area East.PHOTOS: Mbongiseni maseko

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The issue of drain blockages and overflow of sewerage in Khayelitsha are set to be among the priorities for the local government in the next financial year.

This was announced by Patricia de Lille, the City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, during the Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) roadshow, held at Khayelitsha Resource Centre on Tuesday.

The roadshow, which was attended by councillor Anda Ntsodo, the city’s mayoral committee member for Area East, councillors from various areas and residents, aimed at bringing city services closer to the people.

De Lille said they have set aside R146 313 178 for expanding Zandvliet WWTW which is currently functioning under pressure, resulting in drain blockages and overflowing of sewerage into the streets.

She also said the city is going to spend R709.5 million in the area during the 2017/18 and R2.7 billion over the next three years to address the issue of service delivery.

De Lille also said they are going to increase the Ward Allowance to R850 000 in the financial year which councillors will utilise as petty cash for the needs of their wards.

Lonwabo Mqina, of ANC in Ward 99, tried to disturb De Lille by demanding to ask a question soon after she took podium, but he was forcefully removed from the hall by her security personnel without being given an ear.

De Lille said Mqina is one of the residents who disrupted the last meeting about two weeks which was planned by the city in the area.

“We will not allow that to happen. If he does not want to listen, he must go to where his friends are. We want to show you that we can work together as councillors regardless of our political affiliation. The problems for people are the same regardless of which political party they belong to. I am sick and tired of people who are saying the city does not care about black people,” she said.

She also asked residents to approach their Ward councillors first instead of resorting to protests.

Ndithini Thyido, chairperson for Khayelitsha Development Forum (KDF) applauded De Lille for her efforts at redressing the system of Apartheid in the area and asked her to focus on industrial activities which are lacking in the area.

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