Plans to repair previously marginalised areas which experienced a number of recurring service delivery issues have been set to action by the City of Johannesburg officials.
The City of Johannesburg’s office of the executive Mayor, Geoff Makhubo embarked on a 120-day programme to provide integrated service delivery operations on 6 April in the Greater Ivory Park, ahead of its launch date on 13 April.
Companies such as Pikitup, Johannesburg Roads Agency and the Citizen Relations and Urban Management, among other stakeholders, came together to solve the service delivery needs of the people of Ivory Park. All these companies are stakeholders of the government.
Pierre Nel, Region A citizen relationship assistant manager for the duration of the programme said officials will focus on the following: Potholes, Illegal dumping, Gravel roads levelling, Resurfacing of roads, Grass cutting, Sewer spillage and blockages of pipes, Pipes leakages, Blocked storm water drains.
According to the manager, the programme was introduced by the office of the Executive Mayor Geoff Makhubo and forms part of reparations to previously marginalised areas, which have experienced a number of recurring service delivery issues.
“The programme will focus on a number of streets in Ivory Park Ext 2 which include Freedom Drive and 16 June Street as well as streets within the radius of the identified prioritised areas. Other issues include litter picking and law enforcement related issues,” Nel concluded.