Let’s all do our bit to keep PMB clean

2015-04-29 09:22

GROWING up, I remember my dad always saying: “Cleanliness is next to godliness”, and to date those words stick to me like glue.

But it saddens me to see a city, our city, PMB, once one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities in South Africa, covered in filth.

We have dirt in the gutters, filthy streets, uncut grass and areas laden with dirt, and sadly nothing is being done about it. There is no doubt that our municipality cannot maintain a clean town, or even half a clean town.

Despite promises and many a “clean up the city” drive, the municipality has failed and I’m sure will continue to fail as there is no hope.

So as a resident of a city that has the potential to be clean again or not get worse, I ask the people of PMB to help. If we all play a role in keeping our homes and properties clean, and do not litter at all, we can at least try to keep our city clean. It’s sad when you see someone just toss a piece of paper or even dump dirt on the side of a road or at a no-dumping site.

Our municipality can’t even fine offenders and how will it manage to clean this up?

We should be proud to be part of PMB and do our bit to maintain it for generations to come. It sounds unbelievable when my mum says to me how beautiful this city was, and the sad reality is that our children will never know if we don’t do something about it.

Let’s all do our little bit to keep our Pietermaritzburg clean and beautiful.



It’s sad when you see someone just toss a piece of paper or even dump dirt on the side of a road

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