‘Hey-Danny! Fix me’

Fix me signs have been popping up next to Marine drive by the S-Bend where a lamp post and a bus stop needs attention. Picture: Eugene Coetzee
Fix me signs have been popping up next to Marine Drive by the S-Bend where a lamp post and a bus stop needs attention. Picture: Eugene Coetzee

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.

Fix me signs have been popping up next to Marine drive by the S-Bend where a lamp post and a bus stop needs attention. Picture: Eugene Coetzee
Fix me signs have been popping up next to Marine Drive by the S-Bend where a lamp post and a bus stop needs attention. Picture: Eugene Coetzee

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].”

Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

 

One thought on “‘Hey-Danny! Fix me’

  • November 27, 2015 at 9:10 am
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    Its a disgrace living in such a filthy City when i was a child it was the cleanest City in South Africa.Nothing gets fixed roads are terrible lights dont work.The old rugby staium at Telkom Park in Humewood is a rubble dump the lawn is so long there that there are even bush sleepers there.When entering Strandfontein from La Roche drive look at the verges in front of townhouses dont get mowed its a total disgrace but people must pay rates. Im sick and tired of these in competent people in this Metro of ours nothing gets done i think our Major must start looking into things and start fixing things because its a disgrace living in such a filthy City.

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