Uitenhage grabbed the opportunity to interact with Executive Mayor Dr Danny Jordaan during the first instalment of the Mayoral Outreach yesterday.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor Dr Danny Jordaan said life will be breathed into the Uitenhage Town Hall with the appointment of senior municipal personnel in Uitenhage and hard work will be put in to restore the Garden Town brand Uitenhage used to carry.
Assistant Directors of different service delivery departments will be appointed to report for duty in Uitenhage with decision-making powers to directly respond to issues affecting residents and efforts such as the “love where you live” campaign to clean up the area.
Executive Directors reported to the community regarding current ongoing expenditure in Uitenhage wards, efforts to curb water leaks, fix potholes and specific economic development opportunities that exist and the review of high rates for public facilities. The planned construction of a desalination plant, study outcomes regarding the development of the township economy, the ocean economy, the redevelopment of Bayworld and the many other planned initiatives were highlighted.
“We have the will to solve your problems and know how to do it. I can assure you that we have solved much greater problems,” Dr Danny Jordaan said to an appreciative crowd at the Allanridge Hall.
Last year the municipality hosted a council meeting at the Uitenhage Indoor Sports Centre and Mayor Jordaan said another council meeting with a clear bias on economic development for the area will be convened soon.
The first instalment of the Mayoral Outreach kicked off with the Allanridge community hall packed to capacity with the last meeting for this week planned at Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton today.