Mpofana: call for skills audit

2014-09-08 00:00

MOOI River businesses, ratepayers and community members are demanding a skills audit for the Mooi Mpofana Municipality.

This was one of the things discussed with MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Nomsa Dube-Ncube, when she addressed the residents on Friday.

The MEC had been there to explain to them the decision to dissolve the council earlier last week.

Though people were happy with the intervention, they expressed their concern over “the shortage of qualified staff members working in the municipality”.

Dube-Ncube said part of the administrator’s task is to do a skills audit to see if the municipality had the right people placed in the right positions.

She said businesses were welcome to work with the administrator in identifying opportunities that they needed in order to create jobs for people.

“Our main concern in this area is that people are not employed and this is because we need to attract more investors,” she said.

Dube-Ncube later went to Rosetta where she addressed a crowd that had blockaded the R103.

She told them that burning tyres and the little resources that the town has would not help them. “You need to be patient and use the legal means to get your point across because we did not come this far because of destroying our own infrastructure,” she said.

Dube-Ncube said people should understand that in order for the municipality to create more jobs there needs to be a bigger pool for rates collection.

“It would be another case if there was corruption where people misappropriated funds but it is not the case, this is a small municipality,” she said.

• thobani.ngqulunga@witness.co.za

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