ANC keeps the status quo of a broken, dilapidated city
The African National Congress (ANC) and its coalition partners opted to continue keeping the city’s facilities in a state of disrepair by rejecting a motion which was meant to improve the maintenance of the city’s facilities.
It became clear that the ANC-led coalition government in the City of Ekurhuleni is not interested in turning around the fortunes of the city’s facilities as proposed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni.
The motion tabled by the DA aimed to ensure that the city’s facilities are adequately and regularly maintained by the relevant departments. The DA proposed that council allow Customer Care Area managers to directly manage the maintenance of Customer Care Area buildings across the City.
By so doing, the DA believes it will be a step in the right direction in making sure that whenever residents visit Customer Care Area buildings, they have a sense of pride of the city they live in.
Furthermore, it is the view of the DA that a hindrance in achieving that objective is by tasking the Real Estate Department with maintenance. Especially if the various departments have always had resources to manage their own maintenance needs.
The DA also proposed that the Department of Environment and Waste Management Services be responsible for maintenance of gardens at all community facilities.
Both these proposals were rejected by the regressive ANC-led coalition government in the City of Ekurhuleni. This action by the ANC is not surprising at all seeing that poor governance is the order of the day.
The DA strongly believes that by rejecting this motion, the ANC and its coalition partners has rejected the maintenance of Benoni Town Hall or the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park. Both these facilities play a crucial role in promoting social cohesion in communities.
It is only the DA that is committed to promoting good governance and building one South Africa for all.