In a bid to re-energise itself, the Kensington Factreton Residents and Ratepayers Association (KFRRA) plans to re-launch the association on Monday. It has urged residents to attend a public meeting to elect members of the public in representative positions. The association’s chairperson Dawood Esack called for residents “committed to serving the community” to be part of the initiative.
“We want to make sure there are people who will serve the community and see to the needs of the community. We don’t want people who will hijack various NGO’s with their own personal interests,” said Esack.
The agenda of the meeting will focus on the annual Community Clean Up, community safety and security, social development, satellite dumping areas, backyard dwellers and a special report released on the relocation of Dunoon residents.
“We will have talks about the unconstitutional manner in which Transnet and the City of Cape Town is dealing with the Dunoon residents. There has been no consultation with the community and we believe we should be consulted,” said Esack.
The logistics regarding the march against the Dunoon informal settlements relocating to Kensington will be discussed in the meeting. He stressed that the property should be given to existing residents. A march is planned for Wednesday 26 November 2014 at 10:30am starting from Keizergracht in District Six to the Mayoral offices and the Cape Town Civic Centre.
Meanwhile, the public meeting is open to the public and will be held on Monday 17 November 2014 at 7pm at the Kensington Civic Centre. VOC (Nailah Cornelissen)