While many Bloemfontein residents have in recent weeks accused the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality of failing to deliver on waste collection services, a group of individuals is saying that blaming the municipality is not going to help with anything.
“We have therefore taken a decision to embark on a clean-up project, which we call project ‘Kolomaka’, which means to clean up in Sesotho. In this project, we will work with the municipality to clean up the city, particularly the city centre,” says Allizania Coleridge, a resident in Bloemfontein who is spearheading this project. Coleridge says herself as well as her two colleagues, Isabel Kirchner and Miemie Kleingeld, will be working with the Head of the Department: Solid Waste at the Municipality, Lebohang Kolobe, as well as Shoprite Checkers on this noble initiative, which will take place over the weekend.
She also adds that this event has been in planning for months now and all the group needs now are individuals who will be willing to volunteer and take part in the clean-up.
Apart from the retail giant and the municipality’s backing, Coleridge says she also has the backing of 20 individuals. While this is a lot, more people are needed, she says.
“It is all about taking hands and making our city a better place. We are but just three individuals who have the backing of the Shoprite division and we want to make it work but in order for it to work well, we also need people who live in the city and want to make a difference to come on board. Our objective with this event is to primarily influence companies and individuals to think and act and think about everyone around them,” she says.
Interested parties can call Coleridge at 051-410-7700 or send her an email to email@example.com.
“Join us at the Shoprite Divisional Office in Bloemfontein’s Elizabeth Street on 10 March 2018 at 07:00 to do your part. We will start cleaning up from Shoprite and its surrounds and clean more places in the city centre as we go.”