MCC be­moans rates de­fault­ers

Lesotho Times - - Business - Lim­pho Sello

MASERU City Coun­cil (MCC) can only im­prove the city and ren­der ef­fi­cient ser­vice de­liv­ery with the co­op­er­a­tion of res­i­dents, MCC Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer Lin­tle Bless has said.

Ms Bless made the re­marks dur­ing a re­cent one-day in­duc­tion course for jour­nal­ists at Mme­lesi Lodge to brief them about the op­er­a­tions and chal­lenges the lo­cal au­thor­ity en­coun­tered in ser­vice de­liv­ery. She told a round table dis­cus­sion that gaps in ser­vice de­liv­ery were largely the re­sult of sec­tions of the pop­u­la­tions’ fail­ure or re­fusal to ful­fil their obli­ga­tions in­clud­ing pay­ing prop­erty and other coun­cil rates.

“We are work­ing tire­lessly in dif­fer­ent de­part­ments to en­sure that ser­vices are pro­vided to the peo­ple but the chal­lenge we have is that we are work­ing with the pub­lic who ei­ther ruin or de­stroy our ef­forts or those who just want to ac­quire ser­vices for free,” Ms Bless said.

She said they also en­coun­tered chal­lenges with res­i­dents who dumped waste at un­des­ig­nated sites all over the city and this could have se­ri­ous health im­pli­ca­tions for ev­ery­one in the city.

“We have a dump­ing site where we al­ways urge peo­ple to take their waste but some peo­ple sneak out of their homes at night to dump waste along roads and next to other peo­ple’s yards,” Ms Bless said.

She said she hoped work­ing with jour­nal­ists would help them con- sci­en­tise peo­ple to de­sist from de­struc­tivee be­hav­iour and co-co­op­er­ate withth them in im­prov-im­prov­ing con­di­tion­sions in the city. The work­shophop was also at-at­tended by di­rec­tors­di­rec­tors from dif­fer­ent de­part­ments with­in­within the city cou­noun­cil who made­made pre­sen­ta­tions ions on their op­er­aer­a­tions and chal-chal­lenges.

MCC Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer Lin­tle Bless.

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