COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha will embark on cleaning campaign in the Enoch Mgijima local municipality tomorrow, Friday, 18 September 2020.

The MEC during his visit to the municipality as part of his monitoring support of the Section 139 intervention and to assess progress, observed environmental degradation and lack of cleanliness.

In the campaig the MEC will be joined by the Executive Mayor of Enoch Mgijima municipality and other key stakeholders. The focus will be in Queenstown and Dongwe in Whittlesea.

“I have seen increasing levels of uncleanliness and illegal dumping  in the area including Queenstown, Ezibeleni and Whittlesea. Our cleaning campaign seeks to ignite a culture of keeping our environment  clean. Equally we encourage all our municipalities to use their bylaws effectively to stop the mushrooming of illegal dumping sites,” said MEC Nqatha.

He added that the campaign is done through the Community Works Programme under the banner of the Green Good Deeds campaign which was launched by the President Cyril Ramaphosa in Buffalo City. The MEC led campaign is done in partnership with Sector departments namely ,Transport, Department of Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism (DEDEAT) and Chris Hani District Municipality under the theme,  Clean spaces for healthy living.

The MEC is planning to extend the campaign to other municipalities to discourage people from creating illegal dumping sites thus inculcating a culture of environmental cleanliness for future generations.

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For more information please contact  Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981 or Makhaya Komisa on 066 381 8259. For municipal inquiries, please contact Lonwabo Kowa on 067 415 5822.