Municipal delegates discuss excellence

2007-11-30 00:00

THE perception that government is unwilling to work in synergy has been dispelled by the two-day Mindset Re-engineering Solutions conference aimed at sharing methods to enhance the performance of municipalities through effective planning and financial control.

The conference was hailed as a success by delegates from the public and private sectors, who left with methods of changing their municipalities for the better.

Managing director of Mindset Re-engineering Solutions, Max Moyo, said the attendance of municipal managers and other senior municipal staff from around the country is a clear indication from municipalities that there is a willingness to share best practices to enhance the performance of their municipalities.

Moyo said officials should stop being critical and find new methods of working together to enhance municipal performance.

National vice president of the Institute for Local Government Management (iLGM), Khayo Mpungose, discussed the challenges that hinder municipalities from performing at their peak and how they can be overcome.

Mpungose advised municipalities to go back to the basics of communication in order to rectify problems. “Some municipalities operate as rigid formal structures while others operate in the midst of nepotism and corruption.

Fraud and corruption are a cancer that is going to ruin this country,” he said.

Municipal officials from the Cape Winelands district, Hibiscus Coast and Msunduzi municipalities shared best practice in financial, planning, monitoring and implementation strategies.

Delegates said the inefficiency of municipalities is the result of spending more time planning what needs to be done, and less time actually delivering services.

This was mostly attributed to a lack of funds and poor leadership.

Gordon Rolls, regional co-ordinator for gender and equity, discussed how municipalities can include gender and equity in their programmes.

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