Cape Town launches contractor campaign

2013-05-29 11:21
Patricia de Lille (File, Die Burger)

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Cape Town - Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has launched a campaign which allows informal settlement residents to lodge complaints about city contractors, the Cape Times reported on Wednesday.

"The campaign is aimed at informing residents living in informal settlements about their rights and obligations related to city services they receive," she was quoted as saying.

"...we cannot be in all places at all times. We rely on communities being the eyes and ears of the city, helping us to identify shortcomings on behalf of the community."

Khayelitsha residents reportedly highlighted the dismal state of chemical toilets last month and the failure of Mshengu Services to maintain them in terms of a R140m contract.

The newspaper reported the city had spent R13.9m this financial year on repairing water and sanitation infrastructure damaged by vandals.

It had installed 70 FreeCall Lines for residents to lodge complaints and would install 20 more by July.

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