ANC insists KZN municipalities are well run

2015-08-16 17:45

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Durban - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has insisted that its provincial municipalities are running well, despite criticism from its detractors.

This after the ANC held its provincial summit at the weekend to take stock of the performance of local government.

"We are satisfied by the state of municipalities in the province. Contrary to the daily trumpets of the opposition, our municipalities are generally functional, effective, have sound financial management and are delivering to the people," Provincial Secretary Sihle Zikhalala said.

"Anyone who thinks that they will get support or votes through deceiving people will never succeed, as people know the facts. The work done by the government in changing the lives of the people of our province speaks for itself," he added.

"While we are impressed by the state of many of our municipalities, we will never sit on our laurels, but we shall continue working for improvement of all others and ensure that all municipalities get clean audits which are based on services provided to the people."

He issued a call to all municipal officials to fight corruption to a point where "these elements are not associated with government".

"We also call on all municipalities to sustain and keep close contact with the people, to listen to them and respond to their requests effectively at all times. No government facility must continue to have long queues of people. This includes provincial government facilities such as hospitals, police stations and others. In this regard we call for efficiency and effectiveness among all government employees.  We call on them to go beyond the call of duty,” Zikhalala added.

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