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Sol mayor visits hot spots to address service delivery challenges

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After recovering from Covid-19, Patrick Mabilo has vowed he will restore the sparkle to the city, amid unending service delivery complaints.

The executive mayor of the Sol Plaatje Municipality, Patrick Mabilo.

Sol mayor visits hot spots to address service delivery challenges

AFTER recovering from a bout of Covid-19, Sol Plaatje executive mayor Patrick Mabilo has made a renewed commitment to restore the sparkle to the city, amid unending service delivery complaints.

The spokesperson for the Office of the Mayor, Persome Oliphant, said that upon resuming his duties this week, Mabilo would be conducting weekly oversight visits to identified hot spots “to find ways to improve and maintain a stable city”.

“On Thursday, July 30, the executive mayor visited various sites where sewage spillages and blockages, potholes, illegal dumping, refuse collection and burst water pipes need to be fixed. Alderman Mabilo will continue with ongoing engagements with stakeholders to improve service delivery and seeks to educate residents of municipal infrastructure,” said Oliphant.

She stated that vandalism and theft of municipal assets and infrastructure was a major concern.

Oliphant explained that drain blockages were caused when foreign objects, including rocks, blankets and other materials, were dumped into the sewerage system.

“The service delivery challenges faced by the municipality requires us to be unwavering, inventive and co-operative in delivering efficient services. We will continue to work with the private and public sectors to restore and fulfil the objectives of a clean, efficient and sustainable city.

“The executive mayor wishes to encourage residents to work with the municipality in bringing the sparkle to the city.”

Oliphant urged community members to report any service delivery challenges to the Call Centre on 053 830 6111 or send a WhatsApp to 061 049 5443.