MEC calls for better service delivery

2011-09-27 20:04

Johannesburg - Eastern Cape Local Government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane lectured fellow officials on improving provincial service delivery on Tuesday.

"We must change how things are done; we must improve the efficiency, reputation and image of our government machinery," Qoboshiyane told departmental and municipal officials during a meeting in Mthatha.

He said the government had set aside "huge amounts" of money for skills development of its employees.

They should use it to learn, gain more skills, and also to understand how best to communicate and work with people.

"Let's use our skills to practise excellence for our people. There is more work to be done in this province... there are projects that need to be completed."

He said municipal engineers and skilled workers needed to be trained to service municipalities, especially rural municipalities.

"It is important that our commitment to service delivery, growth, poverty alleviation and development is matched by good results in the lives of our people and their communities," Qoboshiyane said.

"Have an attitude that says, if the person coming to my office during lunch time was my mother, if the old man knocking in my door during my teatime was my father or uncle, if the child who runs to the library or clinic five minutes before my precious home time [was my child], what would I do?"

All government projects should go to the people they were meant to benefit and not only those to whom officials wanted to give, Qoboshiyane said.

  • POLLENYS - 2011-09-27 20:57

    Fruitless appeal. They don't know about delivery and efficiency, only about graft and ineptitude. It's there for all to see - not only in the EC.

  • falcon2020 - 2011-09-27 20:59

    @MEC Mlibo --you can fast track this priority by employing SKILLS and not colour anymore, get the SKILLS bck in government. Ndiyacela! NO DOUBLE SHIFTS BETWEEN ANC JOB AND GOVERMENT JOB must not be allowed.

  • Spade - 2011-09-27 21:16

    Talk is cheap. Nice words by the MEC, but we've heard it all before, and nothing is changing. I'm starting to believe our so-called "leaders" are not really committed to improving service delivery, as long as they can be on record as saying nice things about how it will be improved, they feel they have done enough.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-27 22:05

    get of your bloated corrupt incompetent ass and do your job

  • letsee - 2011-09-28 07:11

    They already know that service delivery is a must, you need to teach tjem HOW to deliver service (if you know it of course).

  • Sammy - 2011-09-28 07:38

    How stupid can you get?You are in charge and trying to tell the cadres how to do their job when you are not doing it.They say lead by example that is exactly what is happening.Resign and give someone better a chance,preferably qualified not a political appointment.

  • WCD - 2011-09-28 08:47

    Empty words from a illiterate and empty promises from the snouts of liars, but that is what 'the people' want

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