Questions that need to be answered

2015-07-22 06:00

Sir, FIRSTLY, I congratulate municipal employees who are doing their utmost to keep our town clean and running smoothly.

However, I have some concerns about the way ratepayersand#039; money is being frittered away and wasted on non-essentials in these tough economic and drought-stricken times.

A few weeks ago there was a tender for new municipal offices and/or equipment etc., for R30 million (over 10 years), and then last week there was the report on how much of our money is being spent on the mayor­.

My questions - are there short and long-term goals in place as to where Umvoti is going? Are the powers that be making decisions for the good of all or are they in it purely for personal power and gain. Is the municipality overstaffed and/or understaffed as there appears to be many workers around not doing much, and are the staff trained and held accountable for machinery and equipment etc., because if equipment and so on were serviced, maintained and properly looked after there would be no need to buy new equipment so often.

As our major problem at the moment is the water situation, I propose, before any more money is wasted, that it be utilised to provide gutters (where needed) and Jojo tanks so that every house in Greytown and surrounding areas at least has one.

Wake up - without water there is no life, no crops, no food, no business and no more golden goose to lay the egg that provides the money to feather your nests.

Alert and aware

ARE THE POWERS THAT BE MAKING DECISIONS FOR THE GOOD OF ALL OR ARE THEY IN IT PURELY FOR PERSONAL POWER AND GAIN

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.