HIS reputation as “Mr Fix It” is clearly spreading fast among even the most street-wise of Nelson Mandela Bay inhabitants with even a missing lamp post and bus stop now asking mayor Danny Jordaan for help.
The broken and run down fixtures (with a little help from a concerned and somewhat more literate resident) have launched a bold appeal to the mayor to fix them, with a number of cardboard boxes with the wording, “Hey Danny Fix Me!” appearing along Beach Road in Humewood.
Jordaan’s chief of staff Mlungisi Ncame said they were not aware of the posts but thanked the concerned resident.
“We appreciate that the person has taken note of the mayor’s various interventions. We always refer service delivery matters brought to our attention to the relevant portfolio councilors,” Ncame said.
The dilapidated Beach Road bus stop is filthy, with an unbearable stench of urine.
The missing lamp post only has a base and some wires sticking out.
Ward 2 DA councillor Dean Biddulph said he was told about the cardboard boxes by a number of residents.
“The public are frustrated and feel they are not getting value for their money given the amount they have to pay for rates and services,” he said.
“For a member of the public to go to these lengths speaks volumes and highlights the level of frustration and dissatisfaction. In previous years, the metro had dedicated staff who drove in a particular area every night, noted faulty streetlights and reported [them].”