Good Green Deeds clean-up campaign launched in KZN

2019-03-27 06:01

IN response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call on all South Africans to take charge and clean up their living environment, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube launched “Good Green Deeds” in the Pietermaritzburg CBD on March 22.

Dube-Ncube said: “Today’s [March 22] massive clean-up campaign, which will be rolled out to the rest of KZN, has been designed to clean up sidewalks and storm drainage and cut grass and verges. It will also address illegal trading, law enforcement, bylaw transgressions and illegal posters, as necessary.

“We have made a good effort in Pietermaritzburg CBD this morning [March 22] with the help of dozens of government and municipal officials,” said Dube-Ncube.

Other national ministers that attended the function included Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize (Cogta), Minister Nomvula Mokonyane (Environmental Affairs), Deputy Minister Andries Nel (Cogta) and KZN MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo (Department of Health).

The launch commenced early with the unveiling of millions of rands worth of yellow plant equipment which is destined for municipalities which have been hiring such equipment for local clean-up operations at enormous costs.

The newly purchased equipment will help in cleaning drains, rebuilding infrastructure and improving the general environment in KZN’s municipalities, many of which have struggled with general cleanliness.

The equipment includes 16 TLBs, 11 graders, 15 water tankers, 18 rollers, 19 honey suckers, six fire trucks, and one long base fire engine totalling R104 million.

“In addition to clean-up operations in the province’s municipalities, the government will also take steps to ensure that citizens are informed when their grass will be cut, refuse collected, and environment cleaned.

“We are pleased to report that many businesses are already showing enthusiasm and promising to avail their staff, adopt a spot to clean regularly and donate equipment for this province-wide clean-up campaign,” Dube-Ncube said.

— Supplied.

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