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Emfuleni Local Municipality Launches Friday Cleanup Campaign

ELM Executive Mayor, Cllr. Sipho Radebe

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VANDERBIJLPARK: On Friday the 28th of January 2022, the Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) launched the FRIDAY CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN aimed at restoring the beauty of the Vaal.

The MMC for Environment and Planning Cllr. Jones Radebe launched the campaign jointly with the Executive Mayor, Cllr. Sipho Radebe, the Speaker of Council, Cllr. Sibongile Soxuza, the Municipal Manager, Mr. Lucky Leseane, the Executive Directors Mrs. Refiloe Mokgotsi and Mr. Thabo Ndlovu, employees from Super By-Law, Waste, Roads and Stormwater Departments. Community volunteers also joined the launch.

“The municipality calls upon all stakeholders to join hands in cleaning the Vaal. Every little bit of help from all residents goes a long way in resolving some of the service delivery challenges facing Emfuleni.” MMC Sipho Radebe said. 

The Executive Mayor Cllr. Sipho Radebe stated, “Today I have decided to lay aside my suits and statis as the Executive Mayor to join employees mandated to make this campaign a success, I have high hopes that this campaign will gradually grow to a level that it runs for the duration of my term in office. Effective today (28 January 2022), Fridays will never be the same in Emfuleni, all residents must just brace themselves for the good that is coming.  It is only the start of the campaign which will gradually grow”.

In addition, he said, “The municipality is faced with a lot of challenges as we are all aware, but we can’t comprise our residents by not delivering quality services and allowing our towns to deteriorate any further than they have. All of this happened under our watch as leaders in power and this is dishonorable to some of us who are jealous about the Vaal to say the least.”

The Friday Clean-Up Campaign will continue until end June 2022 

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