Cllr Loyiso Masuku - City of Johannesburg
South Africa

CLOSURE OF SWIMMING POOLS A DISSERVICE TO  JOHANNESBURG RESIDENTS

Cllr Loyiso Masuku – City of Johannesburg

The ANC Caucus in the City of Johannesburg has noted with disappointment the closure of swimming facilities in Florida Lake‚ Sydenham‚ Eastbank in Alexandra‚ Roodepoort and Davidsonville.

The DA’s failure to manage the procurement process in purchasing pool chemicals is a clear indication of how this administration is unable to run the City of Johannesburg effectively. It is further evidence that the City is in dire financial strains.

An administration leading an Economic Hub such as the City of Johannesburg should, at all costs, avoid blundering on matters that lead to the people of Johannesburg being deprived of services due to them.

During the Summer Festive season, the use of swimming facilities is a priority to the people of Johannesburg and should be treated as such. Issues of procurement processes are issues that the DA-led administration should have under control at all times.

The closure of the swimming facilities was a lack of foresight from the Democratic Alliance, and is a gross disservice to affected residents. As the ANC caucus we believe that this negligence by the DA is driven by the fact that the primary beneficiaries of community swimming facilities are children from disadvantaged communities, who don’t have the luxury of private swimming pools at home, and are of no consequence to the DA.

The ANC Caucus in the City of Johannesburg wishes to extend its sincerest apologies to all affected residents by the incompetence of the Democratic Alliance and hope that this issue will be addressed with the haste it deserves.

//ENDS

Issued by:
ANC Caucus City of Johannesburg

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