BUDGET constraints within the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s public health department are hampering the fight against illegal dumping in Helenvale.
The ward 13 councillor, Nico du Plessis, says despite his best efforts to get the municipality to clean up the dumping areas weekly, the rubbish is only collected every two weeks.
The filthy state of the area has frustrated Du Plessis to the point of despondency.
“Since having taken office in Helenvale in June 2011, I was always excited to go to the office. The excitement to assist vulnerable and less fortunate people became a challenge that I lived out every day.
“But at the moment I feel more than despondent since I am greeted on a daily basis with reports in many newspapers about the filthy state of the ward, due to illegal dumping,” Du Plessis said.
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