DA councillor to write to Emfuleni about lack of refuse removal

February 12, 2018

VAAL TRIANGLE - The DA Councillor Dady Mollo said he plans to write to the Mayor of Emfuleni to ask him to ensure that refuse removal takes places in the municipality. The DA Emfuleni Caucus Leader said in a statement refuse is not being collected for days on end, resulting in Emfuleni residents being exposed to illegal garbage dumps as their refuse continues to pile up. Mollo said he and Councillor Mashabela conducted an oversight visit to the Emfuleni Waste Department yesterday where they found waste trucks parked at the Vereeniging depot in Sebokeng that were indeed in a working condition. He says the trucks are not collecting refuse because the municipality is unable to make payments to service providers, who in turn confiscated the keys to these trucks. The DA understands that the service providers will only allow the municipality to use these trucks once payment is brought up to date. The DA called on the Mayor of Emfuleni to step in and handle this matter urgently. Mollo says the DA has made numerous calls on the ANC leadership to address these financial woes but says their calls fell on deaf ears. The opposition party says they will continue to utilise every avenue to ensure that the ANC-led municipality is held accountable because the people of Emfuleni deserve better.
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