6 April 2010
I have once again brought these access steps to the attention of the Department of Infrastructure and Engineering in our Metro. The steps provide easy access for criminal’s intent on plying their trade either in Richmond Hill or Central and provide an escape route that invariably ends up in Govan Mbeki.
My correspondence started in March 2006 triggered by reports of muggings, rapes and robberies. I have continuously emphasized the safety of the residents being of paramount importance to no avail as one department passes the ball to the other department, in this case the two roll players being Housing and Land (Land Planning & Management Silo) and the Infrastructure and Engineering department who have for four years, despite regular requests not attended to this matter but just passed the buck. This must stop somewhere or are they waiting for further evidence possibly a loss of life before they act?
A Ward Councillor’s job is not an enviable one at the best of times and never before have I resorted to involving the press in this manner, but it must be brought to the ratepayers’ notice that all is not well in our metro and most of the departments seem to have political agendas that are not in the interest of the residents.
DA CLLR JEREMY DAVIS