Contractor’s mess not cleared since October

2016-04-07 06:00
PHOTO: facebook The rubble which a contractor left behind last year after pothole repairs.

PHOTO: facebook The rubble which a contractor left behind last year after pothole repairs.

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A MANABA resident, who has lived in the area for 30 years, say she is disheartened at the way the area has been left to deteriorate.

Wendy Crow brought some of the issues to the Hibiscus Coast Municipality’s attention, but they have not acted on them.

Rubble from pothole repairs have been left on the side of Manaba beach road since October.

“It is an eyesore for residents and holidaymakers who frequent the area.

“There are several holiday flats in the area. It’s sad that this is what holidaymakers have to see.

“I have a reference number from the municipality, but nobody has collected the rubble,” she added.

Crow said she knows of two elderly people who have tripped and fallen along the paving on the beach front as it is uneven.

“This is dangerous and somebody could get seriously hurt,” she said.

In Porter Road, two street lights were placed right next to each other by the contractor.

“I don’t see the need for this. The question is, does anybody follow up on workmanship once a job has been done, or are contracts just awarded and forgotten about?” .

Spokesperson for Hibiscus Coast Municipality, Nomusa Zulu, said the old streetlight pole had rotted.

“This is the reason why a new streetlight pole was installed to replace the old light.

“As soon as a crane truck becomes available, the old streetlight pole will be removed,” she said.

“Unfortunately, it’s not possible to cut it down, as there’s risk of it falling and causing damage to private property, hence we are waiting for the crane,” she added.

With regards to the rubble that was left behind, she said the contractor who was commissioned to work on the road in Manaba had undertaken­ to remove the rubble by end of business on Wednesday (yesterday­).

I have a reference number from the municipality, but nobody has collected the rubble. This is dangerous and somebody could get seriously hurt

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