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Kouga Municipality keeps the grass short while growing economy

Jun 26, 2020
Kouga Municipality keeps the grass short while growing economy

Jeffreys Bay - The Kouga Local Municipality is doubling up its efforts to keep grassy public areas neat and trim. Twenty industrial lawnmowers, 38 brush-cutters and 12 grass-blowers were delivered to the municipality this week.

Kouga Community Services Portfolio Councillor Daniel Benson said the equipment, procured at a cost of almost R750 000, would strengthen the municipality’s efforts to keep town entrances and sidewalks clean and attractive.

“It will also improve the maintenance of public facilities such as sportsfield, cemeteries, community halls and caravan parks, as well as the lawns at municipal buildings.”

He commended the municipality’s Parks and Public Amenities section for the good work they have been doing to keep grassy areas neat despite the constraints they faced.

“They also assist schools and crèches to keep their premises tidy and safe for Kouga’s youngest residents.

“This purchase more than doubles their arsenal of equipment, which will allow them to do even more in their pursuit of service excellence.”

He said regular grass-cutting not only boosted public health but also had the potential to help grow the economy.

“Investors are drawn to areas that are well looked after. That was one of the reasons the Keep Kouga Clean campaign was launched and we are pleased to be taking it another step forward,” he said.

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