Permanent employment of municipalities’ senior managers key to service delivery – MEC Makamu

JANE FURSE – The five year period employment of senior managers in municipalities, accountable to Municipal Managers (MM)s, contributed greatly to unsustainable delivery of services, according to Limpopo Co-operative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs MEC, Basikopo Makamu.

 Makamu said his department was ready to lobby for the senior managers to be employment on a permanent basis.

The MEC was speaking during Coghsta’s Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) roadshow at Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Council Chamber in Jane Furse on Friday.

“The mayoral committees, PTMs and senior management in the district must start to facilitate to appoint young, fresh and skilled officials in water and sanitation department. This is the only way we can be able to deliver sustainable water services to our people, advised Makamu in reference to water provision challenges in Sekhukhune district.

On local economy, Makamu said that municipalities ought to pay Local Economic Development officials reasonable salary packages to be able to be accountable and advise municipal managers wisely with regard to economic development.

“We have got a role as municipalities to ensure that the environment is conducive for economic growth,” stated Makamu.

SDM Executive Mayor, Stanley Ramaila, said Makhuduthamaga was the only municipality in the district which has a fully functional senior management team.

This Ramaila said during presentation of the State of the District Municipalities to Coghsta MEC Makamu. 

Thapelo Motseo

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