The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Executive Mayor, Kabelo Gwamanda led a service delivery oversight team into the Inner City to check on the city’s infrastructure and service delivery last week.
The oversight visit also focused on police visibility, waste management, road conditions, water leaks, parks, as well as homelessness.
The Executive Mayor led a service delivery oversight team into the Inner-City to check on the City’s Infrastructure and Services Delivery. He was accompanied by the City Manager and City Departments and Entity Heads.. pic.twitter.com/Xs2y6QsMFc— Exec. Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda (@KabeloGwamanda) February 5, 2024
He was joined by the city departments and entity heads, including the city manager, Floyd Brink.
The visit commenced with an inspection of the Lillian Ngoyi restoration project, which Gwamanda emphasised was the city’s commitment to revitalise important landmarks.
Gwamanda expressed dedication to addressing the identified issues and working collaboratively with stakeholders to enhance the quality of life for all residents in the inner city.
“The city is at work, it is endeavouring on its commitment, more especially to regain the confidence and the pride of the city of Johannesburg,” he said.
He said some of the rubble from the gas explosion would be recycled and reused to rebuild and patch potholes in the city.
On August 31, a fire engulfed an illegally tenanted government-owned building in Johannesburg which led to at least 77 people being killed.
On July 19, a gas explosion ripped open Lillian Ngoyi Street (Bree Street), flipping vehicles high into the air.
The city has since embarked on a journey to recover and shut down hijacked and illegal buildings.