There appears to be some light on a persistent issue, sewage, as the Newcastle Municipality recently unveiled its state of the art honeysucker truck. A move aimed at accelerating service delivery, as articulated by the Portfolio Chairperson for Technical Services and Newcastle Deputy Mayor, Cllr Musa Thwala.
According to the Newcastle Municipality’s Communications Unit, this cutting edge truck is poised to augment the existing fleet of honeysucker trucks.
“It will also ease the burden of sewer spillages, as it has a bigger space capacity, and its levers operate at a more rapid speed. The brand new truck will operate at a quarter of the time compared to ordinary trucks, ensuring that more areas across Newcastle are covered over a shorter period,” the Communications Unit elaborated.
Cllr Thwala noted that this truck would play a pivotal role in unblocking and eliminating waste from septic tanks, addressing sewer related complaints, and enhancing overall service provision.
During the handover ceremony on Thursday, 26 October 2023, Cllr Xolani Dube, Mayor of Newcastle Municipality, proclaimed that the state of the art truck was precisely what the Newcastle community had been advocating for. He emphasised that the new truck symbolised an era of restoring Newcastle’s reputation as the best in delivering essential services to its residents.
“This new honeysucker truck signifies our commitment to ensuring that our residents receive the services they deserve. We have implored our staff to work diligently and use the truck responsibly, given that it is a resource funded by the taxpayers,” underscored Cllr Dube.
With the slogan “trust us as we propel to move Newcastle forward” prominently displayed on the truck’s side doors, the municipality asserts its dedication to ushering in an era characterised by speed and efficiency in meeting the needs of Newcastle’s residents.
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