DA calls for probe after statements dumped
THE Democratic Alliance (DA) has demanded a full investigation after municipal account statements were found dumped in the rubbish bins at Musina municipality.
The party has already written a letter to the municipal manager Nathi Tshiwanammbi requesting him to launch an investigation in connection with the dumping of more than 1000 municipal account statements. The statements were found in the rubbish bins within the municipality’s premises.
The local DA councillor, Ernest Makatu, said that they have discovered these statements in a rubbish bin which were dumped next to the municipal toilets during their investigation.
He said: “The investigation comes after the residents’outcry during the DA’s door-to-door campaign regarding the non-delivery of their municipal accounts by the municipality on time”.
He added the municipality had stopped delivering these municipal accounts statements to the residents for over a year without any valid reason.
Makatu said that many residents are forced to estimate their accounts when they have to pay their bills on a monthly basis which makes it impossible for them to budget accordingly due to the fluctuating water and electricity bills.
“It is clear that municipal officials must be held accountable for this illegal dumping, instead of initiating plans to deliver them to the relevant addresses for the residents to get their statements,” Makatu said.
He said that the DA has urged the municipal manager to take action against the irresponsible officials and ensure that the municipality continues to deliver the statements to the Musina residents on time.
The municipality did not respond to an enquiry by African Times.