Eden District Municipality bags the Greenest District Municipality Award for a third consecutive time.
Eden District Municipality (EDM) has added a feather in its cap by being announced for the third consecutive year, as the overall winner in the Greenest District Municipalities Competition, walking away with R130 000. One of EDM’s local municipalities, namely Hessequa Municipality, topped the B-municipality category.
The winners were announced by the Western Cape Government MEC of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell on Monday, 2 November 2015 at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West.
The following categories were won by EDM and well received by their respective managers:
- Waste Management (Mr Morton Hubbe, Manager: District Solid Waste Management)
- Air quality (Dr Johan Schoeman, Manager: District Air Quality Control)
- Water conservation (Mr Vernon-Gibbs Halls, Specialist: Environmental Management)
- Climate Change (Mr Vernon Gibbs-Halls, Specialist: Environmental Management)
- Environment and Coastal Management (Mr Vernon Gibbs-Halls, Specialist: Environmental Management)
- Leadership and Compliance (Mr Clive Africa, Executive Manager: Community Services and Mr Johan Compion, Manager: Municipal Health and Environmental Services)
All the aforementioned managers report directly to Mr Johan Compion, Manager: Municipal Health and Environmental Services, who provided continuous support to his section’s efforts of changing the environment to improve the lives of communities. Cllr Henry Mc Combi, Portfolio Chairperson: Community Services, also attended the event and congratulated the officials for their hard work and setting the bar for other municipalities in and around the Western Cape.
“We would like to thank all officials from EDM for their collective effort, prioritisation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and excellent service delivery,” said the Executive Manager of Community Services, Mr Clive Africa.
The Municipal Manager of EDM, Mr Godfrey Louw, said: “The prize money will be shared amongst the various disciplines with the aim on advancing and advocating sustainable development in the district”.
The GMC aims to promote improved service delivery that restores community pride and commitment in caring for the living environment.