Thursday, January 31, 2013

Several concerns raised at the City of Cape Town’s full council meeting

Amy Meyer and Loyiso Langeni
31 January 2013

The City of Cape Town held its full council meeting today.

In her address Mayor de Lille spoke about some developments that were unsuccessful in 2012.

This includes the tender relating to the old Athlone Power Station, renewal of municipal units at Fleur Park, near Gordon’s Bay and the fire in BM Section in Khayelitsha on New Year’s Day, where 800 families were affected and five people lost their lives.

De Lille said the city and the provincial government of the Western Cape has met with community representatives on a weekly basis and are in the process of fast tracking the development of the Temporary Relocation Area.

De Lille adds that the city is this year taking on additional projects which include the employment of 38 new traffic officers and additional vehicles and equipment for the safety and security directorate. 

Mayor de Lille also announced that the City of Cape Town has been awarded an Orio Grant by the Dutch Government to the value of about R19 million. 

The Mayor furthermore said the external funding will work in conjunction with funding from national government for the IRT roll-out, will go towards the project of building a sustainable road based public transport infrastructure and services in the Metro South-East of the City.

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