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Service delivery - no excuses, MEC says

2011-08-11 17:37

Johannesburg - There is no place for complacency and excuses in delivering services, the Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane said on Thursday.

"Everything we do must contribute towards building better communities and a better Eastern Cape," he said in a statement.

Qoboshiyane and 45 Eastern Cape mayors signed service delivery agreements on Thursday to improve delivery to poor communities.

In the 2009/2010 financial year, 14 municipalities in the province received qualified audit opinions, four received adverse audit opinions, 18 received disclaimers and nine received unqualified audit opinions.

"After signing the service delivery agreements, mayors must provide potent leadership, financial and performance management as well as proper governance in our municipalities to perform better in delivering services to our people," said Qoboshiyane.

"We can't continue to be deemed as the most under-performing and poor province in this country anymore. We must change that picture now," he said.

"The purpose of this session is to ensure... that municipalities deliver sustainable services and strengthen communication with their communities.

"This initiative also seeks to address worrying trends and signs that are undermining the progress and successes that have been achieved so far."

The agreements sought to ensure that local government was responsive, accountable and effective.

Each delivery agreement provided detailed targets and indicators and spelled out what had to be done, by whom and with what resources.

Comments
  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-11 17:53

    ANC is and always will be corrupt. JZ travels,Cele sign's contracts,Juju get's tenders,Shaik on holiday,fat cousin Zuma & Mandela ruin's the mines. What is new? To work? Aikona! Fill the pockets comrades

      Colin Dovey - 2011-08-11 18:31

      When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favours; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you .... you may know that your society is doomed

      Colin Dovey - 2011-08-11 20:55

      i "planted" this quote on purpose - it is actually over 50 years old....nothing has changed :-) "Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged, 1957."

      Meanleader - 2011-09-06 15:10

      Signing "service delivery contracts" when they have signed contracts of employment ...makes a mockery of Government employment ....They were heired to do the job in the first place ...FFS

  • Mundu - 2011-08-11 17:55

    Yada,yada,yada, more hot air and empty promices.

  • Bart Zimzon - 2011-08-11 18:00

    Seffis Livery should be done in the back of the 4x4's, that should go very fast, as there are thousands and thousands BEE 4x4's driving around in the EC. Should also be good for those fat mama;s driving those "cas", good excercise to deliver seffis and lose some weight. A lot of them have only a garage of 3 x 3 m , so where to they park there 4 x 4's ??

  • Chris - 2011-08-11 18:04

    The last lot of Mayors and the Last lot of MEC's made the same promises and still the elitrut elctrate vote for these clowns!

  • george60 - 2011-08-11 18:28

    Have you ever seen such a lot parrots as the ANC choir all sing the same song, what lot of bull! "There is no place for complacency and excuses in delivering services, the Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane said on Thursday." This you see every day and the ANC still are getting your votes, its been going on for 17 years, when will you people ever learn, then suffer!!!

  • sipholess - 2011-08-11 18:29

    "This initiative also seeks to address worrying trends and signs that are undermining the progress and successes that have been achieved so far"......................... What this really means is... If we spin this properly, we can plunder for another year without our braindead constituent's complaning about us.

  • steve - 2011-08-11 18:51

    Like this comment if you DON'T believe Qoboshiyane

  • Smindlo - 2011-08-11 19:25

    ja whatever, all talk and no action..like the kanga king!!!!

      Meanleader - 2011-09-06 15:12

      correction ...like the Kong King !!!!

  • Carl - 2011-08-11 19:42

    When all is said and done, will you have said more than you have done?

  • OB10 - 2011-08-11 21:07

    Worthless pieces of paper.

  • g t - 2011-08-13 14:28

    OK ... most of us who are not ANC supporters take every opportunity to tell them what a bunch of clowns they are ... but ... ... this MEC is refreshingly honest, and I appreciate that! I trust he will now use every weapon in his arsenal to improve matters. If not, then may a torrent of angry News24 comments rain on him :)

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