Hundreds march to urge speeding up of service delivery

Mkhululi Ndamase

HUNDREDS of residents from KwaLanga and Motherwell townships marched yesterday to urge the authorities in Nelson Mandela Bay to take note and speed up the delivery of houses and other services.

A group of about 200 people from wards 48, 49, 50 and 53 marched from Tambo Village in KwaLanga to the Uitenhage Town Hall to submit their petition, but there was no municipal official to receive it.

They demanded houses, water and electricity. The march was led by members of the SA Communist Party. They also demanded:

Municipal debts be scrapped for the unemployed and pensioners;

Recreational facilities be built and maintained in all wards;

Toilets be close or attached to houses; and

Old sewage pipes changed.

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