MEDIA INVITATION
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
21/02/2019
 
Mayor to Address Concerns of Umlazi Community
 
In an effort to address the various service delivery issues facing the community of Umlazi, Mayor Zandile Gumede is currently conducting a series of consultative meetings with the community to find lasting solutions to the challenges.
 
In recent months the community of Umlazi has faced disruption of services in waste removal, service delivery protests, destroying of Municipal infrastructure and other related issues. In response to these challenges, Mayor Gumede tasked senior Municipal officials to come up with innovative strategies to combat these issues and ensure that service delivery is prioritised. Some of the strategies already implemented include the provision of security for water tankers to areas affected by water shortage and for personnel collecting waste.
 
She is currently visiting various areas in Umlazi to interact with members of the community to get feedback and ascertain whether the interventions implemented are working.
 
The consultative meetings are conducted under the Masakhane Community Outreach Programme. Wards to be part of this week’s consultative meeting include 78, 79, 80, 81, 82; 83. After the conclusion of the meetings in Umlazi, Mayor Gumede will visit other areas within the Municipal area to conduct a similar exercise.
 
DETAILS OF THE CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS FOR THIS WEEK ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 
Date: 22, 23, 24 February 2019 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Venue: Menzi High School, Umlazi
Time: 11h00 Friday, 09h00 Saturday and Sunday.
RSVP: Vuyo Ndlovu on vuyo.ndlovu@durban.gov.za; 031 311 4838
 
ENDS
 
Issued by the Mayor’s Parlour. For more information contact the Mayoral Spokesperson, Mthunzi Gumede on 071 412 7701
 
 
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