Cooperative Governance MEC talks to municipal councilors

The North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Mothibedi Kegakilwe has resumed his engagement sessions with stakeholders and will meet with municipal councils throughout the province, as part of oversight role over municipalities. MEC Kegakilwetoday meet with councillors of Kagisano-Molopo and Naledi local municipalities, respectively.

MEC Kegakilwe recently met with councillors of Mahikeng local municipalities and he will spend the next few weeks, engaging councillors on amongst others, issues of good governance, municipal audits etc. He raised his concern on the audit outcome of the municipality.

“According to audit Mahikeng is very poor in terms of accountability. The town is filthy and that must be corrected, it’s time the municipality starts implementing the by-laws. We need to strive for change in this municipality and we need councillors to commit to change”, he said.

“The perception out there is that most corrupt activities happen at local government sphere and we need to change that perception by ensuring that we are remain transparent and accountable. At the centre of all this, is the involvement of communities in the affairs of their respective municipalities which means all public participation processes must be in place and effective. Councillors must put their differences aside and try to work together to improve service delivery in the province”, adding that at the end of the engagement sessions, the department will compile a detailed report.

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