EMM launches clean up programme

In a bid to promote a healthy lifestyle, cut the grass and beautify open spaces in Ekurhuleni, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) has launched Clean Ekurhuleni Day as part of its Clean City Programme.

At the October council meeting held in Germiston, executive mayor Clr Mondli Gungubele said the campaign will not only focus on parks and Central Business Districts (CBD), but will also include private and council stands, cemeteries and road reserves.

“The Clean City Programme will assist us to reprioritise our work in order to speed up the rollout of the 2401 bins, rehabilitate all our water bodies, enhance the cleaning of taxi ranks, intensify waste collection and vigilance in the management of storm water and drainage systems,” said Clr Gungubele.

Clean Ekurhuleni Day will start on November 24.

People are encouraged to make their own arrangements and embark on cleaning projects on every Clean Ekurhuleni Day.

Ekurhuleni spokesperson, Mr Themba Gadebe, said officials of the EMM will target specific areas, however, community members are not limited to these areas and may clean any area they have identified.

In his speech, Clr Gungubele said the city would be able to empower 48 000 people with job opportunities through the Clean City Programme.

He said every last Friday of the month is Clean Ekurhuleni Day.

“On this day we encourage people to roll up their sleeves and clean various parts of the city,” said Clr Gungubele.


Buli Sonqishe

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