200 New Litter Bins For Manzini City
…They will be placed on various streets within the CBD
In a bid to ensure zero littering in the city centre, the Municipal Council of Manzini has procured 200 street litter bins for use by members of the public. This forms part of the deliverables of the Integrated Development Plan 2019-2024 wherein one of the strategic objectives is improvement in waste collection coverage and operational efficiency. The procurement is also informed by the 2015 Manzini Integrated Waste Management Plan, which, amongst others, recommends that street litter bins be placed within shorter distances apart from each other in the Central Business District (CBD). According to an inventory that was conducted recently, the city’s CBD currently has an insufficient distribution of street litter bins. This results in an increase in the rate of littering. The new street litter bins will largely be placed on streets that usually have high human volumes; such as Ngwane Street, Louw Street, Sandlane Street and Nkoseluhlaza Street. The Municipality implores members of the public to utilize the street litter bins and desist from littering. Members of the public are also reminded that littering in the city is a crime. According to the Litter Regulations, 2011, payable fines range from E50 to E25, 000. The business sector is also urged to ensure availability of litter bins within their business establishments for use by customers. Failure to do so can attract a fine.
…BOSCO BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AT ADVANCED STAGE
…Southern Distributor Road to be closed for 21 days, beginning tomorrow
Motorists, particularly residents of Wilmer Park/Extension 7, and the general members of the public are notified that access to Southern Distributor Road via Mhlakuvane Street will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic. This is with effect from tomorrow until Wednesday, 16th November 2022.
The temporary road closure is as a result of the ongoing construction of the Bosco bridge in the south-eastern part of the city centre; which project is at an advanced stage. The contractor, AG Thomas (Pty) Ltd, will be working on the corner-junction connecting the road to the bridge. During the 21-day period of road closure, access to Wilmer Park (Extension 7) will be via Tenbergen Street, near the Voice of the Church, or Magnolia Street, below Coates Valley.
Proper and adequate temporary signage will be installed on site directing road users through the available detours. Flagmen will also be stationed at strategic points to assist motorists. The contractor will endeavor to mitigate any inconveniences that may be caused.
…REMINDER: HORSE-AND-TRAILER TRUCKS NOT ALLOWED IN CBD DURING DAYTIME
Hardware Stores and other businesses which utilize horse-and-trailer trucks for delivery of goods in their business establishments are reminded that horse-and-trailer trucks are not permitted in the Central Business District (CBD) during daytime (6am to 6pm). They can only deliver before 6am and/or after 6pm. This is meant to alleviate traffic congestion in the city centre. In the event that there are deliveries that need to be done during daytime, the requirement is that the horse-and-trailer truck needs to offload outside the city and arrangements be made for smaller trucks (such as 8-tonne truck) to transport the goods into the city centre. The business sector is urged to communicate this vital information with their suppliers and also monitor to ensure compliance.