The Urban Management Directorate of the City of Cape Town through the sub-councils has allocated R8.32-million in the 2019/2020 financial year for the clean-up of various areas. This is a top up budget to ensure a cleaner city in targeted areas.
Hout Bay area. Image credit: Wanted in AfricaThe project will see regular clean-ups in areas such as Hout Bay, Woodstock, Elsies River, Valhalla Park, Bishop Lavis, Delft and Fisantekraal. This top-up funding forms part of the Mayoral Urban Renewal Programme (MURP).
“The project entails the cleaning of streets in and around the targeted areas,” says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. This operational budget will complement the regular clean-up operations. The Urban Management Directorate is doing its part to prevent the accumulation of waste and to keep the city clean, which in turn will prevent the spread of illnesses.
“With Cape Town named as the best City in the World, we need to do all we can to keep our city clean. A clean city will help to attract more tourists, which will in turn contribute to job creation and our economy,” says Twigg.
Since its inception six years ago, MURP has evolved to include all areas across the City of Cape Town.