Politics over service delivery
26 July 2021 | Opinion
The needs of the residents are pushed to the bottom of the priority list of city councillors who are too preoccupied with attending to their political fights for their own survival.
We currently have a situation where councillors are not even willing to reconcile or sit around one table to attend to the plight of the residents.
As more jobs are lost due to the pandemic and poverty levels increase, many are slowly losing confidence in the city’s political leadership to fight for them by creating a conducive environment in which they can make a living.
As residents we expect councillors to be fighting over sanitation, housing and water projects, not over political supremacy.
It is evident that many of our councillors are more loyal to their political parties than the residents of the city, and if this trend continues, it is up to the citizens to rally themselves and say enough is enough.
Last week’s press conference on the land grabbing that took place is a classic example of how the city’s leadership has abandoned the residents. Scarce time and resources were utilised to host a political circus that has little benefits for the residents.