The City together with Border Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) and Buffalo City Metropolitan Development Agency (BCMDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, earlier this week in an effort to strengthen their working relations in creating temporary employment, keeping the Metro clean through the newly formed Public Employment Programme (PEP)

The PEP is a project that intends to create temporary employment opportunities in the City through a ward-based approach as well as to improve waste service delivery programmes.

These programmes will be involved in the main integrated cleaning and greening as well as waste recovery activities including Buy Back Centres.

Giving remarks on the programme City Manager Andile Sihlahla said: “It is with great honour to announce that the City has concluded a Tri Party five-year agreement between BCMM, BCMDA and BKCOB on the planning and implementation of the clean and green Buffalo City.”

“The agreement amongst other objectives seeks to stimulate local economic development while assisting the City in waste management, improve the City’s image for attracting and retaining visitors and investors for economic growth and tourism, develop a sense of ownership through engaged business and community participation.”

Representing the respective stakeholders Lizelle Maurice from BKCOB, Bulumko Nelana of BCMDA, Bob Naidoo and Yolisa Sinyanya from the Metro.