ON March 4 I reported a matter through the Joint Operation Centre and was furnished with reference number 361139. I am very disappointed that after more than a month the roads and storm water division has not yet attended to the problem.
I reported that the storm water canal under Qhinisha Street in Govan Mbeki was blocked with rubbish on both sides as the result of illegal dumping taking place. When it rains the road gets completely flooded.
This water then flows into Mbeki Street which is used daily by hundreds of motorists, buses, taxis and pedestrians. The rainy season is again upon us and if the storm water canal is not cleaned urgently, it will again pose huge problems to the traffic.
It does not only look terrible, but also poses a health risk to the residents of the area. To ensure that this problem is permanently resolved, the metro must on a regular basis clean and maintain all storm water canals.
I urge the relevant department to act immediately. I will be monitoring the situation.
The residents of the area deserve better!
DA councillor Brenda Matthee, member of the public health committee, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro