Top­ping up in Top Town

The Rep - - NEWS -

THE Enoch Mgi­jima Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity (EMLM) has in­di­cated that the driver of a fire en­gine which con­veyed wa­ter, ap­par­ently to fill up a pri­vate pool in Top Town de­spite wa­ter re­stric­tions be­ing in place in the area, was a newly ap­pointed con­tract worker on the Ex­panded Pub­lic Works Pro­gramme who was not fa­mil­iar with coun­cil pol­icy on the use of re­sources and equip­ment.

The Rep re­ported on Oc­to­ber 27 that a Swart­berg Road res­i­dent had fol­lowed the fire en­gine af­ter see­ing it con­vey­ing wa­ter past his house at night. He had tracked it down to a home where it was ap­par­ently be­ing used to fill a pool. The name of the home owner is not known.

EMLM spokesman Gcobani Msind­wana said the su­per­vi­sor of the worker had been on leave at the time.

“Dis­ci­plinary ac­tion has been in­sti­tuted im­me­di­ately in terms of the dis­ci­plinary code of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity,” he said, adding that the worker had re­ceived a writ­ten rep­ri­mand and warn­ing.

“A re­fresher work­shop was con­ducted to fa­mil­iarise workers on poli­cies and reg­u­la­tions re­lat­ing to their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Any fur­ther in­ci­dent of this na­ture com­mit­ted by any of­fi­cial will at­tract a sanc­tion of sum­mary dis­missal.” – Rep re­porter

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