Kouga Municipality

in need of change

DA tackles service delivery issues

21 November 2013

The Kouga Municipality by-elections which take place on November 27 in Hankey and Humansdorp are around the corner and the Democratic Alliance (DA) is well prepared for the work that lies ahead within this region.


The DA is concerned about the slow pace of service delivery within ward nine in the Gamtoos Valley, Hankey and will stop at nothing to ensure that the concerns and complaints of local residents are addressed effectively.


Ward nine is located in the Gamtoos Valley in Hankey and this ward was previously governed by the ANC. The councillor, Lulamile Ntshiza, has passed away and this has called for a by-election in this ward.


The slow pace of service delivery in Hankey is one of the DA’s primary concerns within this region.


There are a few toilet facilities (long drops) in one of the locations, Centerton, and many residents have resorted to dumping their excrement in a nearby dam that has accumulated rainwater over the years.


The amount of rubbish that is left unattended to on the sides of local roads and open fields is a growing service delivery concern in the area. 


The high levels of apathy and complacency within public servants are unacceptable traits for individuals who have been employed to serve their communities


 
 

 
From left: MP Donald Lee, MP Elza van Lingen and Ward 9 candidate Otto Williams.

 

 

We cannot continue to condone neglectful behaviour from local public servants.


Hankey resident, Nomthunzi Bhetsha says, "This issue is a major problem for everyone in this area and has been for a long time.”


The DA is keen on becoming the change within the Kouga Municipality and has already started making changes by distributing energy saving lights to local resident in Stofwolk, Hankey.  We will continue to take action to eliminate local residents’ poor service delivery concerns.


If we win both by-elections in Kouga, we will govern this municipality!


Together we can and together we will.

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Service Delivery Failures in Kouga

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Lack of service delivery from local rubbish trucks forces residents to take up public areas as dumping sites.

Lack of service delivery from local rubbish trucks forces residents to take up public areas as dumping sites.

A sewage dam right in the mists of the houses of the Kouga community.

A sewage dam right in the mists of the houses of the Kouga community.

Every motorists nightmare: Poor roads due to lack of service delivery.

Every motorists nightmare: Poor roads due to lack of service delivery.

The neglect of infrastructure by the ANC has left residents living under awful conditions.

The neglect of infrastructure by the ANC has left residents living under awful conditions.

Residents have resorted to dumping their excrement in a nearby dam due to poor service delivery of sufficient toilets promised by the ANC over the years.

Residents have resorted to dumping their excrement in a nearby dam due to poor service delivery of sufficient toilets promised by the ANC over the years.

Residents are forced to bare the unpleasant smell of a nearby sewage drain that has been un-operational for a long period of time.

Residents are forced to bare the unpleasant smell of a nearby sewage drain that has been un-operational for a long period of time.

A failed attempt by the ANC to close an abandoned drain has resulted in the deaths of more than two children from the community.

A failed attempt by the ANC to close an abandoned drain has resulted in the deaths of more than two children from the community.

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