EMALAHLENI executive mayor Nomveliso Nyukwana has set herself a veritable plethora of service delivery commitments which the local authority hopes to achieve in the first 100 days in office.
The new council, serving the areas of Cacadu and Dordrecht, was inaugurated on August 19 after the recent local government elections.
In a statement by Emalahleni communications officer Luthando Nqumkana, it was said the establishment of ward committees, the training of new councillors and the appointment of a contractor to build municipal offices were among its main priorities.
Plans were under way to conduct several safety initiatives in a serious attempt to reduce traffic offences by conducting 40 law enforcement operations.
Plans were also in the pipeline and also to ensure safety for all the inhabitants of the area through the implementation of the integrated waste management plan.
Nyukwana said the Cacadu Park would be built next to the Cacadu Bridge.
“Human settlements will facilitate the approval of title deeds and administration of beneficiaries,” she said.
Emalahleni would provide a comprehensive roads network infrastructure and full implementation and reporting on the approved roads infrastructure plan while facilitating the acquisition of land for cemetery development and the development of land in a sustainable manner.
In addition, the municipality would use the extended public works programme to reduce unemployment.
Tourism would benefit via facility development and the marketing of the area as a tourist destination.
“There will be provision of advisory support to the farmers and promotion and support of agricultural development.”
The latter would include the revitalisation of irrigation schemes.
The municipality would also strive to equip people with skills, including providing bursaries to support pupils learners.
Nyukwana also said there would be training provided for people with disabilities, as well as programmes for the prevention of new HIV/Aids infections would be streamlined.
The municipality would also ensure payment of creditors within a period of 30 days.