Motorcycle drivers are at an increased risk for serious and fatal injuries due to the dangerous road conditions potholes create. As a result, the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Geoffrey Makhubo has launched pothole patrol initiative on Monday. The city of Joburg collaborated with Discovery Insure and Dial-direct Insurance to fix potholes.
Makhubo was joined by Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) of Transport, Nonhlanhla Makhuba during the launch of this initiative. The Mayor said the initiative will be a game-changer in resolving the backlog created by the national lockdown and the scourge of potholes on Joburg roads.
“I am confident that the launch of this pothole patrol partnership will be a game-changer in resolving the scourge road defects and potholes on the roads across the City. This marks the beginning of a great partnership with our pothole patrol partners,”
Makhubo said the initiative aimed to manage the repair of potholes throughout Johannesburg, in a unique data driven initiative designed to make roads safer for all residents.
“Through such partnerships with corporate citizens we shall be able to create a liveable, sustainable and a resilient City with safer roads. Having these two competing brands coming together for societal change is what we would like to see more often.
He further called other private sectors to collaborate with them in order to make impact.
“As the City of Johannesburg, we call upon the private sector, NGO and FBO’s to partner with us; together we can make Joburg great.”