The CEO of the Keetmanshoop Municipality said that the municipal fleet was outdated and prone to breakdowns which put a lot of pressure on operations and contributed to customer dissatisfaction. He further explained that the fleet will be improved gradually as budget allows.
Water Team leader, Fanuel Thomas and Bruce Plaaitji, Water Team member were very happy with the two drop-side Kia trucks that were purchased for the Water Regulation Team. The trucks are fitted with canopies and toolboxes to make operations safer and more convenient for both the water team and the customers they are serving. The trucks will primarily be used to attend to customer complaints but also to do preventative maintenance on water and sewerage lines a regular basis.
The Municipality also purchased a third refuse removal truck to assist with the weekly removal of household refuse as well as a grader, tipper and tractor for road and parks maintenance. A new water truck is budgeted for the 2015/2016 financial year. These purchases will be used to keep the gravel roads in an acceptable condition until such time that all the roads are tarred as part of the ongoing upgrading process.