Statement By The Council Chairperson
As the returning Mayor, I am humbled and proud to once again serve this incredible community in our journey towards progress and prosperity. Over the past years, we have witnessed the exponential growth of our beloved town, and it is with great determination that we embark on this next chapter together - a chapter that will see Ezulwini become a safe, vibrant, and environmentally friendly town.
One of our primary goals is to eradicate crime from our streets, ensuring that every individual can live, work, and move around without fear. We will strengthen partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies and implement innovative crime prevention strategies. Working in collaboration with our residents, we will establish community-led initiatives to foster trust, unity, and resilience within our neighbourhoods. By doing so, we are confident in our ability to make Ezulwini the safest town in Eswatini.
Additionally, we recognize the importance of Local Economic Development (LED) in empowering our community. We will invest in creating an environment that attracts and supports local businesses, large and small, fostering entrepreneurship and stimulating job growth. By prioritizing local industries and empowering our workforce through training and skills development programs, we aim to reduce unemployment and enhance the economic well-being of all residents.
Furthermore, a town cannot thrive without a robust infrastructure, particularly when it comes to our road infrastructure. With the increase in road usage, we acknowledge the need for a good road network to ensure the safety and efficiency of our transportation systems. We are committed to implementing a comprehensive plan that not only addresses current issues but also anticipates future growth. Our vision for Ezulwini is one where every resident can commute effortlessly while feeling safe and confident on our roads.
As we move towards a greener future, waste management strategies take center stage in our mission. By embracing innovative solutions and sustainable practices, we will transform Ezulwini into an exemplary green town. We will engage closely with our residents to promote sustainable waste reduction initiatives, reducing our carbon footprint and preserving our natural resources for future generations. Additionally, we will explore the full potential offered by technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) to streamline our day-to-day operations, improving efficiency and enhancing the delivery of essential services.
My fellow Residents and Stakeholders, together we have the power to shape the future of our town. I urge each and every one of you to join us on this transformative journey. Let us work hand in hand to build a safe community, foster economic growth, ensure road safety, and protect our environment. By embracing these ideals, we will not only enhance the quality of life for current residents but also create a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
Thank you for your unwavering support, trust, and belief in the vision we share for Ezulwini Municipality. Let us begin this new era with determination and unity.
Bongile Mbingo, Mayor of Ezulwini Municipality