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War on Waste relaunched as Trollip once more takes over Public Health portfolio

Oct 2, 2017
War on Waste relaunched as Trollip once more takes over Public Health portfolio

Phase 2 of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's War on Waste commenced on Monday with training for temporary recruits expected to take place this week and operations to begin next week.

"Having taken over the political management of Public Health, my office will monitor this operation to ensure absolute efficiency and compliance," said Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip.

"All Ward Councillors must play a constructive part in ensuring that this project is effective. I will be engaging with the leadership of all ward councillors' political parties to see that this happens."

Trollip said that having recently won second place and R2.5 million in the greenest cities awards, this coalition government is now stepping up a gear in terms of cleaning the Bay.

"There will be a specific focus on litter picking operations in township communities, the eradication of illegal dumpsites, law enforcement and public awareness campaigns," he added.

"R6 million has been allocated to this new phase, which will see a proper clean up of our entire Metro after several months of sub standard political management."

The Executive Mayor said that 335 job opportunities will be provided in strict accordance with Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) policy and legislation, to assist the municipality's cleaning operation.

"I will personally oversee this entire operation to ensure its success."

The Public Health portfolio was headed by the United Democratic Movement's (UDM) Mongameli Bobani before he was fired by Trollip early this year.

Under an agreement with the Patriotic Alliance, Cllr Marlon Daniels, was appointed head of the Department. However, the DA-led coalition's agreement with the Patriotic Alliance did not last long - hence Trollip has now taken over the portfolio once more.