SO, according to Roland Williams, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality remains "functional" ("Business chamber slams mayor for lack of action on Pikoli report", August 30).
He is invited to spend just 10 minutes in our suburb to view the dumping of rubble by his "functional municipality" in our children's playground (since November last year), our weed-infested kerbsides, roads without markings, intersections without signage, malfunctioning streetlights and, oh yes, the ever-present potholes in our roadways. If these are the hallmarks of a "functional municipality" then quite clearly his schooling in this direction is non-existent!
I might remind Williams that the majority of rates and taxes paid in this city are by citizens who have been around for a while and during that time have been exposed to local administrations of the highest calibre, certainly not this load of unadulterated garbage that is spewed our way every day!
John de Klerk, Framesby, Port Elizabeth