City has be­come an em­bar­rass­ment to us

The Herald (South Africa) - - Your Views -

This city has re­ally be­come a dump­ing hole and it is an em­bar­rass­ment to show vis­i­tors around.

Look at Cen­tral, at the Pear­son Street area and right at the en­trance of a church what a mess lies there for the bet­ter part of the week.

Don’t the res­i­dents around there have mu­nic­i­pal bins?

I re­cently wrote to The Her­ald about dam­aged rail­ings on the M4 mo­tor­way (“Thanks for tak­ing bro­ken rail off road”, Novem­ber 13).

A part was re­paired, but fur­ther back to­wards the Al­bany Road on- and off-ramps, there is still a lot that needs at­ten­tion and I do not see any work­man there any­more.

Have the funds for re­pairs and main­te­nance run out?

Just take the time off and see the state of this city which was once the pride of the coast maybe 20-plus years ago.

It is filthy, it is derelict, it is a sight for sore eyes.

I am ashamed.

And we want to at­tract tourism.

Stop wor­ry­ing about name changes that do not af­fect daily ac­tiv­i­ties.

First fix that which is in the pub­lic eye and use name change money to up­lift the poor which you so rant about, es­pe­cially at elec­tion sea­son time. Noel Julius Port El­iz­a­beth

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