Greater Kokstad Municipality viewpoint

2016-10-28 06:00

GREETINGS to the people of Kokstad.

Road markings for Kokstad CBD

The municipality has received complaints about the road markings in town. As the municipality we agree that the road markings, especially in Main Street, have faded, which can cause accidents. The matter is receiving our attention though.

The delay was caused by the fact that we want to have road markings that cannot fade easily and we want all our roads to be done as quickly as possible. However, the challenge compelled us to appoint a service provider to do the work.

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a contractor who will work on all roads in Kokstad, starting on 1 November.

We apologise to the community of Kokstad for any inconvenience caused by this challenge and thank them for being patient.

We have informed the contractor to prioritise the CBD, especially Main Street, in order to ease driving challenges caused by the almost non- existent­ road markings.

Complaints to the municipality by Kokstad driving schools

I acknowledge receipt of the letter of complaints by Kokstad driving schools to the municipality. The office of the acting municipal manager will attend to their complaints as a matter of urgency.

I will meet the manager, who is responsible for community development services, and I am optimistic we will come up with solutions to the issues raised.

While we respect citizens’ constitutional right to speak we also request the community to exhaust all the available avenues of engaging with the municipality before going to the media because going to the media is not always the solution to community concerns.

It must be remembered that bad publicity can prevent the town from moving to growing opportunities. We must try and resolve some of the issues outside of the media because your contribution towards bad publicity might benefit you now, but can also damage the future, which can be a loss to many, including you.

Our doors are always open and I want to emphasise that what is said above is said with the spirit of encouraging deeper engagement between us and the community that we serve, not to oppose our respected community’s right to speak.
Siyaqhuba. Enkosi.

The municipality has
received complaints about the road markings in town. I am pleased to announce that we have appointed a contractor who will work on all roads in Kokstad, starting on 1 November

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