Help from Canada

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: On its latest mission to Ndlambe, the BigM project team from Ottawa, Canada is assisting Ndlambe and several other Eastern Cape municipalities to deal with climate change and complete an accurate asset management system. From left are program and project manager Michael Ostrom, strategic programs and projects officer Andy Reside, LED manager and coordinator of BigM for Ndlambe Qhawe Mampane, overall BigM project manager from Ottawa Charmain Forgie, Ndlambe mayor Phindile Faxi, Ndlambe infrastructure director Noluthando Vithi and community protection services deputy director Fanie Fouche Picture: ROB KNOWLES

BigM intends to assist Ndlambe deal with climate change

Ndlambe Municipality has enthusiastically welcomed Canadian support to tackle green issues like waste management and climate change.

BigM (Building Inclusive Green Municipalities) is an initiative of the Canadian government to help stimulate growth and modernise infrastructure in the Eastern Cape Province. From the South African side, Salga (South African Local Government Association) is running the BigM project here and in several other municipalities in the province to educate people of the importance of recycling as well as finding solutions to underground infrastructural problems.

Read the full story in this week’s Talk of the Town.

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