The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mandla Msibi, met with Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality Council (CALM), Troika, Top Management, on February 01.
The visit by the MEC follows the decision taken in the Special MUNMEC held few weeks ago to visit all municipalities in the province to discuss the intention to extend the service area of Rand Water to provide bulk water services to the entire Mpumalanga Province and the energy crisis among other things.
CALM spokesperson Thapelo Phetla, said the meeting was part of COGTA efforts to strengthen governance within municipalities and to also ensure that proper measures are in place to ensure that municipalities fulfil their mandate, especially service delivery.
“One of the key issues that was raised during the engagement was the illegal land occupation land invasions, Municipal Audit outcomes and Financial Viability, MPAC Oversight Responsibilities State of the municipality, progress and Intervention Plans on issues. Performance of Grants and the MEC was happy the way the municipality has been handling the grants,” he said.
MEC Msibi was very happy with the way the municipality has been doing things and has asked that other municipalities should benchmark from CALM.