Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis has kicked off a city-wide cleanup campaign in Mitchells Plain on Wednesday, 2 February.
According to Hill-Lewis earlier this year the Adjustment Budget has allocated R5 million for a City-wide cleanup campaign as residents deserve clean communities.
“Capetonians should join me on this campaign in various parts of our beautiful city and do their part too to keep Cape Town clean together.
“I hope that with a consistent educational campaign we can turn the tide and change behaviour,” Hill-Lewis said.
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The Mayor indicated that more than 180 000 tonnes of waste are cleared annually from illegal dumping hotspots city-wide.
“Illegal dumping costs the City more than R300 million, and this is why a sustained focus to change behaviour is so vital. Keeping our City clean is a high priority because a clean space creates openness and opportunity,” Hill-Lewis added.
He further mentioned that along with City staff they will work every day to achieve this for more Capetonians, creating hope and pride amongst residents.
“The vision I’ve spoken about for this beautiful City is to create a sense of civic pride and have all residents get involved in looking after their communities to ensure that the City is neat and tidy for all,” Hill-Lewis reiterated.
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