[WATCH] Joburg officials get their hands dirty to clean the CBD

[WATCH] Joburg officials get their hands dirty to clean the CBD

Officials of the City of Johannesburg took to the streets on Saturday to clean the CBD. 

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The City's new mayor, Geoff Makhubo, joined the MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services Department, Mpho Moerane, employees of Pikitup, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD), Joburg Water, Joburg Roads Agency, Citizens Relations and Urban Management, Emergency Management Services, Social Development, and Development Planning for the campaign. 

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According to Moerane, the “KleenaJoburg” campaign aims to ensure participation and cooperation from the City’s residents and the private sector. 

"This campaign is aimed at getting our citizens to be more conscious about the environment and how their behaviour, attitude, and actions can have a positive impact on our climate," said Moerane. 

The operation used an "adopt a block-by-block" strategy that covered Plein, Risk, Claim and Wolmarans streets. 

Pikitup availed hundreds of employees with compactors for the operation. 

"Post the cleaning about 60 JPMD officers will be deployed to enforce by-laws against littering and illegal dumping to ensure that the cleanliness levels achieved are sustained," said Moerane. 

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