More than 50 new vehicles have been purchased over the past four years to strengthen Kouga’s service delivery fleet.
Among the latest acquisitions are five brand new bakkies for the municipality’s Electrical Services section.
Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu welcomed the extra wheels for the section.
“It is essential that our Electrical team has reliable transport as they have to travel across Kouga to do new installations, maintenance or repairs,” he said.
“They used to rely on 12 bakkies, of which two were constantly breaking down.
“The new bakkies will enable them to respond to call-outs sooner and improve this service to communities.”
He said the municipality’s Fleet section had also refurbished three old cherry pickers for the Electrical section.
“The cherry pickers are now as good as new and proved invaluable during the recent roll-out of LED streetlights.”
(Pictured) Kouga Mayor Horatio Hendricks, Electrical Services manager Theo Madatt, Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu and Infrastructure & Engineering director Victor Felton joined staff from the Electrical section for the hand-over of the new vehicles.