Alarm over decay of Lenasia CBD

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, speaking recently at the gala dinner of the Lenasia Business Forum, expressed his alarm at the general decay of the Lenasia CBD. He said that  he was shocked at the filth and degeneration of the local business district.

“The Lenasia CBD is in a state of virtual collapse. There is no sign of urban management from the DA-led city council,” he lamented. He added that the present situation poses a serious risk to any effort by the  Lenasia Business Forum to improve trade in the area.

A walk through the CBD revealed that garbage is visible all over the place, pedestrian walkways are clogged by informal traders, homeless persons are sleeping in front of numerous business premises and the local post office is in a state of neglect.

He appealed to councillors to act swiftly to arrest the decline and called on local businesses to support efforts to revitalize the business area. He also drew attention to the frequent electricity  cuts, the reduced water supply and the illegal invasion of land in and around Lenasia.

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Neo Sekati
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