eThekwini sends help to Msunduzi

2012-06-25 00:00

MSUNDUZI Municipality has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with eThekwini Metro Municipality, with the aim of fast-tracking service delivery. The MOU was approved by the executive committee (Exco) in a meeting held last week.

Municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi said they were working with eThekwini Metro, but the MOU has strengthened the co-operation between the two municipalities. “eThekwini had already seconded their process manager for electricity to help the municipality with improving the state of our electricity infrastructure,” Nkosi told Exco.

Among the key programme areas in terms of the MOU are public transport and related infrastructure development programmes and sharing knowledge and capacity building programmes around governance, procurement planning, risk management and resource mobilisation.

Nkosi said the MOU would also assist in agriculture and rural development and improve the conditions of the landfill site.

“Fleet management, electricity, water and sanitation as well finance-related issues will improve as a result of this co-operation between the two municipalities,” he said.

DA Caucus leader, Bill Lambert told council that Msunduzi is moving forward. “We come from the dark days where we had weak management and this will benefit the municipality because it is for the promotion of inter-municipal co-operation for mutual benefit and strengthening of service delivery,” he said. Lambert said anything that is moving forward for Msunduzi must be seen to benefit the residents of the city.

Lambert said the synergy created as a result of this co-operation will mean that infrastructure backlogs and dirty streets will be a thing of the past in Msunduzi.

• thobani.ngqulunga@witness.co.za

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