Bathopele: ‘No’ to awareness drive

2009-10-23 00:00

A REQUEST by the Msunduzi Municipality’s head of human resources, Kevin Perumal, for R300 000 for a Batho Pele awareness campaign was turned down by Exco yesterday.

Members felt the money would be better spent on training staff in customer care. Mayor Zanele Hlatshwayo said, “Let’s start with ourselves. Let’s do training and then awareness.”

Other Exco members suggested that simple Batho Pele pos­ters, rather than elaborate banners, be posted in the different departments and the money used on training in telephone etiquette.

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