Mayor unveils ‘close out report’

2016-03-31 06:00

AT a media briefing at council chambers on Tuesday the Hibiscus Coast Municipality mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu unveiled the municipality’s “close out report” for the period between 2000 and 2016 as the municipality will be disestablished immediately after the 2016 local government elections.

A “close out report” is a report on achievements of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality since its formation in 2000.

The mayor said the report is also a celebration of the 16 years of a democratic local government.

“The aim of this report is to showcase and communicate the achievements of Hibiscus Coast Municipality over the past 16 years,” said Mqwebu.

She said it instills a sense of ownership of government services by the people and brings hope and confidence to the people who are waiting for services from government.

“We are aiming to instil confidence in those who are uncertain about the future of the new municipality to be formed as a result of the merger of Hibiscus Coast and Ezinqoleni municipalities,” she said.

Mqwebu highlighted some of the major achievements of the municipality, including acquiring a licensed landfill site at Oatlands, south of Margate, the construction and upgrade of public facilities, which include community halls, early learning centres, sports fields, bridges and roads.

“During the term under review the municipality has also developed a strong corporate brand, which is identified and recognised far and wide. The strength of the brand is reflected in the many awards and accolades the municipality has received over the years,” she said.

Some of the awards the municipality has received include the Govan Mbeki Award for Housing Provision, Blue Flag Status for beaches that have been constantly attained over the years, the Best Medium Municipality Award from Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the achievement of a clean audit.

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