Mandeni Municipality holds first Exco gathering

2018-01-31 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedMandeni Mayor Siphesihle Zulu and officials at the Exco meeting at Ocean Reef Hotel last week.

PHOTO: suppliedMandeni Mayor Siphesihle Zulu and officials at the Exco meeting at Ocean Reef Hotel last week.

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MANDENI Local Municipality held its first council executive committee meeting to reflect on the activities that have taken place in the first six months of the 2017/2018 financial year at the Ocean Reef Hotel in Zinkwazi last week.

The political and administrative leadership used mid-year departmental reports, and the annual report to look at what has occurred within the municipality thus far and also to chart a way forward for the rest of the financial year.

Mandeni mayor Sphesihle Zulu said that they are expected to work together with communities and build on achievement made on delivering basic service the people.

“We need to improve access to municipal services and reduce outsourcing in the municipality, further improve public participation and accountability of councillors, enhance the capacity of the local state to deliver on its mandate, develop and strengthen local economies, create jobs and promote job placements especially for the youth and promote education as the apex priority in local communities,” said Zulu.

In his address the municipal manager Sizwe Khuzwayo introduced the newly appointed officials who are Ricky Ngwenya, the new chief financial officer­, Dumisani Mbongwa the local economic development director and treasurer Senzo Makhoba and wished them all the best in their new employment.

“We do this kind of gathering on an annual basis to consider and look at how did we perform in our IDP in the last six months of our financial year.

“It will also guide us in preparation for our next financial year, also focusing on good governance and public participation, institutional arrangements and transformation, basic service delivery and infrastructure development for example the progress on construction of houses like Mathonsi/Sundumbili, Inyoni, and Macambini housing projects and economic development like EPWP projects as we know that more people are employed to alleviate poverty,” said Khuzwayo.

The Exco meeting also came up with the recommendations that a council workshop dealing with the unauthorised, fruitless and wasteful expenditure be arranged before the end of January 2018. - Supplied.

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