Metro set to fill all critical vacancies by June 2018

2017-11-08 06:00

BY June this year the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality had successfully filled 1 055 of 1 181 available and funded municipal vacancies.

In a recent statement, NMB Executive Mayor Councillor Athol Trollip said, “91 of these filled positions were critical vacancies, which will hugely support the government’s effort to improve service delivery.

“The balance of the positions were either contractual, internal or standard vacancies.”

He added that it could mean faster turnaround times for service delivery faults and smoother operations at customer care centres.

“Corporate services MMC councillor Dean Biddulph has been methodical in getting the municipality’s engine room directorate working again.”

The new 2017/18 financial year has already seen 30% of funded critical vacancies filled, amounting to 107 out of 352 positions.

The vast majority of these appointments were in the public health, electricity and energy and budget and treasury directorates, specifically in support of the municipality’s commitment to improve service delivery.

The administration is on track to spend over R93 million to fill a total of 352 critical vacancies by the end of June next year.

“One of this administration’s promises from the outset was to focus on improving systems in support of improving service delivery. While the road ahead is long, the city is making progress as the administration stabilises and processes and systems are overhauled,” Trollip said.

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