Old fleet threatens service delivery

2018-07-26 06:01

KOUKAMMA Municipality’s ageing fleet is threatening to bring service delivery to a standstill.

During an oversight inspection visit to the municipal storage yard in Joubertina, Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency Leader MP Malcolm Figg, found five essential municipal vehicles in total disrepair: three bakkies, a garbage removal truck, a grader and a trailer for refuse removal.

According to Figg, some of the vehicles are without wheels and overgrown by grass.

KouKamma Municipal Manager Pumelelo Kate, says the municipality is in the process of securing a loan to purchase four new vehicles: two for sanitation and two for refuse removal.

“The paperwork just needs to be finalised,” says Kate. “It is anticipated that the vehicles will be purchased by the end of September this year.”

Also in the pipeline is a refuse truck and Volkswagen Polo. It being in the final stage of procurement, it is estimated that the truck and vehicle will be delivered at the end of August this year.

“We are hopeful that with the improved fleet, our response time to service delivery will also improve,” says Kate.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Key Accounts - IT

Southern Shore Recruitment
R15 000.00 - R25 000.00 Per Month

Sales Representative- Knysna

George - Knysna
George Employment Consultants
R15 000.00 Per Month Per Month

Audit Senior / Bookkeeper to Trial Balance

Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Placement Point (Pty) Ltd
R15 000.00 - R21 000.00 Per Month

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.