KZN COGTA MEC Dube-Ncube leads clean up in uMlaza, eThekwini

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube ensuring that the community house yards at are left clean and causes of water leaks that damage houses are known. The MEC was leading the clean up campaign in Umlazi on 01.03.19 Illegal dumping sites were cleared up, trees and grass was cut. Illegal sewer pipes were discovered as one of the causes of flooding in yards and over flowing dirty water stream across the community houses. Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, EPWP workers, Durban Solid Waste teams, Councillors, community members and Cogta and Municipal Officials participated on the campaign, which left the members of the community happy.

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube yesterday visited the township of uMlaza, in the eThekwini Metro where she encouraged residents to take responsibility for the cleanliness of this important township.

Dube-Ncube also engaged ward 88 residents on the various service delivery challenges they are experiencing. Chief among the concerns expressed by community members was the ongoing swell in ground water which poses a serious risk to the structural integrity of their homes.

In response to this particular issue, Dube-Ncube summoned engineers from the municipality who assessed the problem and outlined steps that will be followed in order to divert the water. The community expressed their gratitude for the MEC’s intervention in this matter.

Dube-Ncube also encouraged residents to take pride in their community: “It is important that you partner with us to keep our municipalities clean. The dirt we see around us should make us strive for a cleaner environment. In our homes and schools we need to teach our children that littering is bad,” said Dube-Ncube.

The MEC also visited Inkonkoni Primary school where she announced the provincial government’s plan to refurbish the school. The refurbishment is part of government’s township renewal programme. Dube-Ncube serves as MEC champion of eThekwini Metro where she also resides.

For more information contact: KZN Cogta spokesperson Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Senzelwe Mzila, 082 474 1882