Municipal fleet moves up a gear

2019-03-14 06:00
Before and after: The staff at the municipality’s workshop have proven themselves to be experts at refurbishing old vehicles. Photos:SUPPLIED

Before and after: The staff at the municipality’s workshop have proven themselves to be experts at refurbishing old vehicles. Photos:SUPPLIED

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KOUGA Municipality has strengthened its fleet significantly over the past year.

“Many will recall that Kouga’s fleet was in a state of complete disrepair when the new Council took power in 2016. Only 4% of the fleet was actually operational and performing service delivery,” Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said in his State of the Municipality Address.

“The first thing we did, was to hold an auction, through which about R5-million was made for service delivery from the sale of dysfunctional and obsolete fleet, plant and equipment.”

He said the municipality’s fleet replacement plan was moving along well.

“Our refuse trucks have been revamped and two new compactors and two mesh trucks added to the existing fleet.

“Eleven new bakkies or LDVs were also recently purchased for our service delivery departments while fighting fires in informal areas received a boost through the acquisition of a fire truck especially designed for this purpose.”

He further commended the team at the municipality’s workshop.

“Not only have they been going the extra mile to minimise the downtime of vehicles, but they have also proven to be experts at refurbishing old vehicles, thus continuously adding muscle to the municipal fleet.”

He said extra patrol vehicles were also being procured for the municipality’s Traffic and Law Enforcement Officers.

“Despite their capacity constraints, they have been holding regular operations, ranging from roadblocks to clamp-downs on illegal businesses and expired goods, to help keep our communities safe.


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