Msunduzi councillors, Speaker graduate from training programme

2016-03-16 06:00

MSUNDUZI councillors Siphiwe Ndawonde and Michael Falakhe Makhathini, and Speaker Babu Baijoo have graduated from the accredited councillor training programme.

The aim of the course is to ensure that councillors are better equipped to deal with some of challenges they face. Their participation in the course emanated from a call by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube for councillors to continuously equip themselves with knowledge.

“The year we are in is also an election year, which means that some of these councillors might not be returning in the new administration. The skills and knowledge they have gained through this course ensures they are still able to play a crucial role in the building of communities, no matter what role they occupy after the elections,” said Dube-Ncube.

She was speaking at Coastlands Hotel where close to 600 councillors, who took part in the programme, graduated last week. The key modules in their course included legislation, structures and functions, good governance and codes of conduct, municipal finance, municipal planning, municipal performance management system, councillor oversight and traditional governance and special projects.

— Witness Reporter.

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