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UMZIMKHULU MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES ON YOUTH MONTHMonday, 17 March 2014 14:33
UMZIMKHULU MAYORAL CUP WAS A HUGE SUCCESSMonday, 17 March 2014 14:35
UMZIMKHULU FARMERS ELEVATEDMonday, 17 March 2014 14:30
View Point by the Municipal Manager
Warm greetings to Umzimkhulu people
Back to Basics Visit by COGTA
COGTA came into Umzimkhulu municipality to do the monitoring on Back to basics programme. More than what they came to do was to conduct the assessment in the implementation of B2B program. Most importantly the program aims at redressing day-to-day challenges that face our communities in the provision of services. The municipalities are required to promptly deal with the backlogs on potholes patching, cutting of grass, cleanliness etc. As much as the program demands the maximum compliance with the statutory requirements, it is a program that is very dynamic in nature because it also deals with administrative issues and interfacing with the communities on service delivery related issues. Hence, Umzimkhulu municipality has been identified is one of the functional municipalities wherein it needs to intensify the program for others to benchmark at Umzimkhulu. The spirit of the meeting was very enthusiastic and the leadership has shown sincere appreciation of the program. The leadership made a commitment that it would increase the interaction between the municipality and communities using the councillors’ meetings as well as the Mayor’s programs.
The Mayor of Umzimkhulu municipality, Cllr MB Mpabanga went to Ward 6 to introduce the project of electrification which is about to start there. The community hall was full into its capacity, since electricity has become a thorny issue. These people have been patient since 1994. They have not shown any anger except to liaise with the municipality for their voice to be heard. The municipality was not sitting doing nothing with the concerns raised in all the meetings which had been held. Despite the resources which did not permit us to accelerate the project; it was mainly impeded by capacity constraint which was not in our favour. Eventually Eskom has given us a green light that the area can be electrified tapping from the network that is available at Corinth substation. It is against this background that the Mayor of Umzimkhulu visited the community. Given the history of the area which has never benefited in the electrification program, the community warmly welcomed the project and expressed their gratitude about it. They have promised to cooperate with the service providers immensely.
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