DA WC congratulates Drakenstein as greenest local municipality

The weekly WastePlan collection of recyclable materials at a complex in Somerset West.

The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape congratulates the Drakenstein Municipality on achieving its status as the greenest municipality in the Western Cape in the Greenest Municipality Competition, announced at an awards ceremony hosted by the MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, on Monday November 26.

The Drakenstein Municipality won in the climate change response category as well as the air quality management category, while the Swartland Municipality won in the water conservation and management category. The Mossel Bay Municipality won the coastal management and urban beautification award.

These respective municipalities have won the provincial round of the competition which is run annually through the departments of Local Government and Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

Andricus van der Westhuizen, member of the provincial legislature, says: “It is also worth noting that the Swartland Municipality ranked second and Mossel Bay third as the greenest municipalities in the Western Cape. The prizes were awarded to these municipalities for consistently trailblazing smart and sustainable green practices.

“I want to congratulate all three municipalities on these accolades as the competition aims to address environmental issues within their regions as we continue to see an increase in destruction of our natural resources. I wish these municipalities the best of luck going forward
with the national round of the competition”.