NDLAMBE Municipality’s name seems to be on every resident’s lips regarding poor service delivery and Talk of the Town regularly features residents expressing their dissatisfaction with the service they receive.
Mike Kohana from Kenton has just added to the numbers complaining about illegal dumping and further stating that his community does not have street lights.
“I reported many cases of illegal dumping, but no action had taken,” said Kohana. After realising his efforts were in vain, Kohana went directly to the office of Mcingeli Madlebe, deputy director of community and protection services at the municipality.
Kohana stated he took pictures of a car which dumps in his community and sent them to Madlebe expecting him to send them to the traffic department to to enable the owner of a car to be traced.
“When I visited his office about a week ago and sent him pictures of individuals who dump in our location he (Madlebe) lied to my face by saying he had been at the traffic department which would not give him the address of the owner of the car in the photograph,” said Kohana.
“There is some bribery going on in this illegal dumping,” Kohana said. “People are dumping in our location, throwing dirty water on the street, even urine, but no action is ever taken.”
According to Kohana there are no street lights in their area, which could result in robberies and that living in dark streets makes robbery by thugs very easy to commit.
He went on to mention he has made several attempts to contact infrastructure director Noluthando Vithi.
“She is always unavailable, even at her office in the Ekuphumleni location in Kenton,” he said.