Emfuleni Mayor Promises Better Service Delivery
Executive Mayor of Emfuleni, Clr Gift Moerane, has promised to better service delivery in the local municipality of the Gauteng province.
To date, residents of the city from areas such as Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Evaton, and Sebokeng are complaining of a lack of municipal services be it in relation to water access, sanitation, or electricity.
However, the Mayor has since said he’s busy working in trying to resolve the concerns of the residents but cited that residents also had to pay their municipal bills. The Mayor further added that Rand Water was no longer going to implement its proposed water reduction to the municipality due to its failure of addressing its credit bill with the water supplier.
“I know about the issues that residents are raising, on Saturday when I was informed about the issue of Rand Water I contacted the Chairperson of Rand Water and we agreed that the process of water reduction should not be implemented and we have gone into an agreement.
However, we are losing 42 percent of water due to leakages as a result of dilapidated infrastructure, secondly, some people don’t have meters and we don’t have reservoirs then on the issue of the sewer systems I have already contracted some knowledgeable contractors to deal with the issue and they are already on the ground,” said the Mayor.
In addition, the Mayor said residents were entitled to their party of choice, this follows a series of remarks made by some residents that they were not going to vote for the ANC in today’s by-elections.
“It’s important for residents to raise issues and they have a choice to vote for the party that they want but people should always know that poor service delivery is also as a result of non-payment of services, illegal water and electricity connections,” added the Mayor.
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