Statement By Mr Zukile Luyenge On The Launch Of A Cleaning And Greening Project In Mthatha

10 November 2009

ANC supports initiatives geared at empowering and educating communities on environmental matters, so as to enable it to act on environmental issues and be able to promote an environmental ethic.

As such, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica on Thursday 29 Oct 09 launched a cleaning and greening pilot project in Mthatha. The project forms part of the Eco Towns Pilot Project Buyisela

And will, amongst other things, focus on cleaning, greening, waste management and river rehabilitation, while on the other hand creates employment opportunities and also supporting municipalities` Local Economic Development programmes.

It is envisaged that a pilot project will take place in each province and this will serve as the framework blueprint for other townships and villages to follow.

ANC believes that environmental management must be transformed to promote the active participation of civil society.

I thank you!

Zukile Luyenge, MP
Tel: 021 403 2655