Lamontville’s water leaks under control

THE sixth Lamontville Urban Management Forum (UMF) meeting held at the Lamontville Education Centre on 27 September heard that progress is being achieved towards improvements in the suburb.
The South Durban Basin (SDB) Area Based Management (ABM) is spearheading the initiative to bring together key stakeholders and municipal line departments to address the community’s service delivery concerns.
“Work streams have been developed to primarily work on a platform in which line departments share and keep track of issues that have an impact on Lamontville. It is imperative that work streams provide action plans, unpack strategies and methodology on how service delivery will be fast-tracked. The area has not been prioritised over the years in terms of providing the necessary services,” said the ABM’s Eurakha Singh.

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Work streams formed in the previous five meetings were discussed, along with progress reports on their action plans and maintenance plans.
Ethekwini water and sanitation official Vusi Dlamini reported that all water leaks on Lushezi Road have been attended, adding that the roads and stormwater maintenance department is currently repairing potholes in Lamontville.
Durban Solid Waste (DSW) education officer, Emelda Mkhulisi encouraged staff and residents to join the Adopt a Spot campaign. “Adopt a Spot is an empowering tool to install a sense of responsibility to communities to maintain open spaces and to convert illegal dumping zones into green zones. DSW and other line departments assist with beautification to ensure the spot is maintained,” she said.

Lauren Beukes

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