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24 service delivery vehicles worth over 2 million officially launched at the municipality’s Duncanville depot.

IMG 2551With the aim to improve service delivery to residents of Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM), a fleet of new vehicles was unveiled at the Duncanville depot on Thursday (12 August 2021) and Monday (13 September 2021).

A total of 15  bakkies and 9 polo sedans were acquired through the National Treasury Transversal Contract RT57-2019 to augment the municipality’s existing overstretched fleet.

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The 24 vehicles worth R 2 640 566,00 will be strategically allocated to key departments to enhance the municipality’s ability to better respond to service delivery challenges. 

The 15 bakkies will be utilised within the Electricity, Waste, Water and Sanitation Departments. The 9 sedans will be assigned to the Traffic Department to reinforce a critical need of public safety in the municipality.

The acting Municipal Manager, Mr. Thabo Ndlovu welcomed the launch of the new fleet and said that the purchase of vehicles is a positive step towards realizing objectives of the Financial Recovery Plan (FRP). He believes that this move by the municipality is finance well spent as it will ensure that services are delivered more efficiently. 

With sedans delivered on Friday (20 August 2021) and handed over to the Traffic Department on Monday (13 September 2021), the Fleet Department encouraged employees who will be using the new vehicles to take good care of them. 

The department will also be procuring additional vehicles through a R 50 000 000,00 Capital Budget in the near future. Details of this will be shared with residents. 

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New fleet to improve household waste collection

IMG 1012The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) on Tuesday (29 June 2021), handed over service delivery fleet to Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM). The vehicles were procured by the Gauteng Provincial Government as part of the continued intervention in ELM, to improve the delivery of basic services. The municipality received nine (9) waste compactor trucks and three (3) hook trucks in the first delivery, and more vehicles are expected in the next coming weeks, in the R53m service delivery support initiative.

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Seven (7) of the nine waste compactor trucks will first be customized and fitted with specialized bin-lifters and riding-rails. The remaining two (2) will add to the five (5) existing compactors utilized in the bi-weekly household waste collection service.Taking delivery of the fleet, Executive Mayor Councillor Gift Moerane pleaded with municipal workers to look after the vehicles.

“This fleet will fast-track the collection of household waste, as I indicated to residents during the recent IDP and Budget Public Participation Meetings,” he said.
The municipality is also expecting ten (10) cubic skip bins from the provincial government which will be placed in town centers and main roads, and collected by hook-trucks on a regular basis.

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