Centenary Mayor

ELUNDINI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY HOSTS CLEAN-UP AWARENESS

Elundini Local Municipality Mayor Nonkongozelo Ruth Lengs during Clean-up Awareness Campaign in Maclear on the 24 July.

Exhibitors with their recycled materials at Maclear Town Hall
As part of Centenary Celebration of Heroes, Elundini Local Municipality hosted a Clean-up Awareness Campaign in Maclear on the 24 July. With the year 2018 marking the centenary of the life of the heroine Albertina Sisulu and Tata Nelson Mandela to mark the occasion a walk through was conducted by (school kids, staff, Councillors and stakeholders to highlight the service delivery issues under consideration.
The event included a Clean Up action and Awarding of Environmental Champions during the day. ELM were the winners of the Eastern Cape Greenest Municipality for the two consecutive years (2016 and 2017). Winning both accolades came with handsome rewards with each award mounting to R500 000 to total R1 million. The prize money has already been utilised through a business plan that includes employment of 42 Extended Public Works Programme

Mayor Nonkongozelo Lengs said this will be an annual event as it is a unique campaign. She pointed out: “We want to embolden our communities to take care of the environment as it is everyone’s responsibility. We need to remind ourselves of the old saying, ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’. We need to keep our towns, clean and green for the next generation.

The event rounded up at Maclaer Town Hall where environmental champions (those who collected most litter) were awarded. Exhibitors also showcased their wares that came from recycling material.