Matsapha Town Council warns against the rise of vandalism and theft of the electrical infrastructure. The Council has experienced a number of cases where the Town’s electrical infrastructure has been damaged due to the growing trend of cable theft. The theft and vandalism of the electrical infrastructure which results in plagued service delivery.
The components that are stolen are meant for the regulation of electrical voltage that is supplied to households and the industrial areas. Without these components, the required amount of voltage sent to households and industrial area is no longer controlled and may lead to damage of electrical appliances and possible fire. Secondly, a bigger portion remains without electricity for a longer period as the materials must be sought, installed and reconfigured. The Matsapha community is not the only party affected by this as the Local Authority is also held back, as they are now required to fix the damage as opposed to continuing with developing the town. Damage control then costs Council a lot of money.
The public and Matsapha Community is therefore requested to jointly help control and/or stop this growing criminal activity, by reporting the matter to the Local Authority and the police, anonymity is assured.
ACTIVE MAINTENANCE OPERATION IN MATSAPHA
Matsapha Town Council is engaged in an active maintenance operation aimed at repairing the town’s roads through sealing potholes in the road and clearing bushes on road reserves. Between the months of May and June the following activities have taken place around town:
- The Town’s riverbanks, like the one along CTA has been cleared. This activity will then be carried out in Tubungu in the month of July.
- The sealing of potholes on roads has taken place in places along King Sobhuza II Avenue and the 9th Street to name a few. The beneficiaries of this initiative include Mobeni Residents and other businesses along that street.
- Overgrown plants have also been cleared in Tubungu, mainly targeting storm-water drains.
This activity is on-going all with the aim of ensuring safety in Matsapha and improving the aesthetics of the town.