The Inkatha Freedom Party views the status of “Champion Municipality” given to uMhlathuze Municipality as a waste since the residents are ignored by the City when they report illegal dumping.
“It is humiliating for the residents that the municipality was ranked as a top municipality after the municipal audit but the officials have now forgotten their priorities. It is the responsibility of the municipal council to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the city so that people can live in a hygienic environment,” said the IFP Councilor in uMhlathuze Local Municipality, Cllr Ivann Stone.
“The uMhlathuze Local Municipality must be held accountable for ignoring the complaints of illegal dumping that is taking place within the city. How can people be encouraged to report illegal dumping when they are going to be ignored by their own municipality? As the IFP we have noted the frustration of the people in Richards Bay with regard to dumping sites at Pelican Parade, Five Mile Beach, Birdswood and Meerensee. As residents they are concerned about our beaches the environment and hazards to people in the surrounding areas, animals and the greenbelt areas,” continued Cllr Stone.
“The IFP calls on the uMhlathuze Municipality to provide answers to why residents are being ignored when reporting the illegal dumping and to quickly deploy the municipality waste team that will clean up these areas and prevent further illegal dumping,” concluded Cllr Stone.
IFP Councilor in uMhlathuze Local Municipality
Cllr Ivan Stone
083 643 3393