Speech by Mayor Cllr Ben Manyenyeni at the Handover of Ablution Facilities by Zuva Petroleum Held at Southerton on Friday 19 May 2017
Today we are gathered here to celebrate yet another successful partnership with our friends, Zuva Petroleum. Before I talk much, let me start by appreciating the work that our friends here have been doing, until this day, to help the city achieve its goals.
Such initiatives help the city in achieving sustainable development goals. Zuva Petroleum is one of the few businesses that religiously pay its municipal bills enabling the city to work on other areas that needs attention. In this day and age when residents and some businesses tend to ignore not just council bylaws but government laws too, Zuva is steps ahead in terms of observing the same.
The handover of this ablution facility is the demonstration of your willingness to work with us in achieving several goals. The facility is coming at a time when waste management and sanitation issues are topical on the city’s agenda these days. You have been holding clean up campaigns to this end as well.
We have just come from a typhoid outbreak that we witnessed not just in the city but several parts of the country as well. Such diseases are usually an indication of our waste management and sanitation levels. That is why I said this toilet is coming in handy.
Issues of public healthy are critical if we are to achieve a world class city by 2025. In that regard let me call upon other players to emulate what Zuva Petroleum has been doing. You should not end here as well. We are hoping to working together on various projects in the city in order to uplift the standards of living of the community. Feel free to engage the various departments within council on any projects that you feel you can come in.
To members of the community gathered here today, the ablution facility is for your benefit. You must guard it jealously to make sure no one vandalises such important infrastructure. You should know that public infrastructure is yours and should therefore desist from destroying it. Let us work together to overcome the problems we have in the city.
I thank you.