BULAWAYO mayor Thaba Moyo has pleaded with the residents to vote back all city councillors in next year’s harmonised elections saying they had excelled against odds to improve service delivery in the city.
By Khanyile Mlotshwa Staff Reporter
Addressing councillors just before addressing a full council meeting at the City Hall on Wednesday evening, Moyo said “there is no need to change a winning team”.
“It has been a good year for us. I am sure that even when we go to the next year, which is an election year, we go there with our shoulders high,” said Moyo.
Moyo outlined the local authority’s achievements this year that included commissioning the upgraded Ncema Waterworks, take over of the Hlalani Kuhle housing programme from the government, launch of the industrial waste management programme in collaboration with the National University of Science and Technology, hosting the national World TB Day commemorations and the two visits by South Africa’s Trade and Investment deputy minister Elizabeth Thabethe for “investment and trade initiatives”.
“The last visit culminated in the signing of the memorandum of understanding for twinning arrangements with the city of Polokwane,” he said.
“I am told that half of the problems at Hlalani Kuhle have been solved by this council. All these are things done in one year and not in five years. All the departments did well.
“Well done councillors and keep up the hard work. I know that elections are coming next year and hope you will all be back here.
“To me, there is no reason to change a winning team.”
However, the year has been one of the hardest in terms of water supply with the local authority resorting to a 96-hour water-shedding schedule per week.