Cllr Dady Mollo, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Constituency Head: Emfuleni Central & Shadow MMC for Public Works has reported that the DA has launched a petition calling on Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) to fix and upgrade roads that are riddled with potholes and are in a general state of disrepair.
The Councillor said, “Road users are often seen driving on the sidewalks, risking getting into accidents because the condition of the roads has rendered them unsafe to drive on.”
He added, “The roads also compromise the ability of emergency services to carry out their tasks during medical emergencies.
If these potholes are not attended to timeously it risks permanent damages to the road surface, which will require bigger capital to address.”
The Councillor noted, “For those responsible for the truck fleets that keep goods moving in, out and around Emfuleni, the state of our roads is an important factor that can impact both profitability and productivity.
The current state of the roads poses a risk to the local economy as it may lead to businesses pulling out of the area or deter those who want to invest there.”
“Should these challenges not be addressed Emfuleni Local Municipality will continue to face the destruction of its economy which will lead to even greater unemployment and poverty in the area.
The DA has launched a petition calling on Emfuleni Municipality to conduct a full-scale audit on the state of roads and for the municipality to make a provision to upgrade and ensure that the much-needed maintenance takes place.”
Residents can sign the petition here:
“The DA will use every avenue available to apply pressure and will continue to hold the governing party and its coalition partners accountable to recognise the importance of improving the road infrastructure and ensure that residents of Emfuleni receive the service delivery that they rightfully deserve.”
-Cllr Dady Mollo