Msunduzi: MEC hails council’s ‘upward spiral’

2011-09-15 00:00

KZN MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube praised the new Msunduzi council, led by Mayor Chris Mlotshwa, saying it was “on an upward spiral towards fully improved governance and financial management”.

Dube expressed her sentiments after assessing the 100 days in office of the newly elected council.

Msunduzi municipality was put under administration last year after the management of its finances led to its near-collapse state.

Top leadership of the municipality was removed and the department instituted forensic investigations into the city’s finance which are yet to be completed.

“We are pleased that the weaknesses … are now being addressed. While the city still remains under administration, the newly elected political leadership is making our work easy, and we are positive about the future of the capital city,” said Dube.

She highlighted areas of improvement, including the appointment of portfolio committees to help improve the council’s oversight and monitoring role over the city’s finances and service delivery.

She said the department will continue to monitor the performance and, if the current momentum prevails, review the intervention.

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