Municipal employees recognised at awards

2016-12-14 06:01
PHOTO: nokuthula khanyile Msunduzi mayor Themba Njilo (left) hands a  certificate of appreciation to Anthony Ntshangase.

PHOTO: nokuthula khanyile Msunduzi mayor Themba Njilo (left) hands a certificate of appreciation to Anthony Ntshangase.

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IT’S all systems go for the third annual Msunduzi Municipality Service Excellence Awards to take place tomorrow at the Royal Showgrounds.

The coveted awards are aimed at entrenching professionalism as well as to recognising, rewarding and encouraging excellence in the Msunduzi Municipality by awarding employees for innovative and creative service delivery.

Speaking at the official media launch for the awards on Monday, Msunduzi mayor Themba Njilo said the municipality strives to recognise its workers as the pursuit of excellence requires dedication in order to incubate a culture of selfless giving.

“Our job is a very difficult yet an exciting one. This is so because staying in the good books of our residents where service delivery is concerned is not a walk in the park and yet when we do the best on our side it brings joy knowing that we have made our residents happy.

“The awards recognise selfless men and women who sacrifice their time and expertise to provide service delivery.”

Njilo said the awards were a way for municipality to give thanks and praise to employees who go out of their way at all times in ensuring that the citizens of Pietermaritzburg are well taken care of.

“We want the employees to know that their hard work, dedication, and perseverance don’t go unnoticed. We believe that in our mandate for service delivery we must also ensure that our workers are happy because a happy worker is a productive worker.”

The awards are divided into nine categories with four special awards to be handed out by the mayor, speaker, and municipal manager. Nominations were open for four weeks in September and the process was assessed by independent adjudicators recommended by the office of the premier.

Njilo said the awards have been taken into careful consideration and that the procedure was fair and of high standards

“The assessment and adjudication panel is made up of a multi-disciplinary and independent team of assessors and adjudicators.The panel members were appointed on a recommendation by the KwaZulu-Natal Office of the Premier, based on their expertise in the Public Service and as former panelists for the KZN - Premier’s Service Excellence Awards.”

He said the finalists are assessed and adjudicated to evaluate their excellence in service delivery improvement in their particular area of operation. The process involves measuring the performance of the municipal employees in implementing the Batho Pele principles.

Our job is a very difficult yet an exciting one. This is so because staying in the good books of our residents where
service delivery is concerned is not a walk in the park and yet when we do the best on our side it brings joy knowing that we have made our residents happy

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