THE mayor, according to media reports, wants to develop a garden of remembrance for past councillors ("Fihla plan for 'garden of remembrance'", September 27). I have no problem with the idea if the mayor can fund it out of his own pocket.
The city cannot afford to fund projects that do not benefit the broader community. We cannot build shrines for mere mortals even if some have worked tirelessly in the past to uplift our communities.
I hope the mayor is not trying to curry favour with other parties.
There are far more important issues that need attention at this point.
Use the people's money on tangible necessary projects that will improve all our lives. We can ill afford wasteful spending of our funds.
There is no time and money to glorify people. Service delivery is lacking.
We need people who will work tirelessly without seeking personal accolades. They were elected to serve the people.
Feizal Nicholas, Korsten, Port Elizabeth