New ve­hi­cles set to help im­prove ser­vice de­liv­ery

The New Age (Gauteng) - - FREE STATE NEWS - ELFAS TORERAI elfast@the­

THE com­mu­nity safety and trans­port man­age­ment depart­ment has ac­quired 20 new ve­hi­cles to add to its ag­ing fleet.

The ve­hi­cles com­prise 10 sedans and 10 bakkies.

Depart­ment MEC Mpho Motl­ha­bane handed over the ve­hi­cles to dif­fer­ent di­rec­torates and said they would as­sist of­fi­cials to ren­der ser­vices to the pub­lic with­out any has­sles in reach­ing the fur­thest places in the province.

Motl­ha­bane and head of depart­ment Botl­hale Mofokeng called on of­fi­cials to take good care of the ve­hi­cles and said they were their tools of the trade.

“I plead with all of you who will be us­ing these ve­hi­cles to use them ef­fec­tively in ex­e­cut­ing your daily chores,” Motl­ha­bane said.

“Please refrain from us­ing gov­ern­ment cars for per­sonal use and gain, thus af­fect­ing ser­vice de­liv­ery and dent­ing the depart­ment’s im­age.

“Peo­ple have a ten­dency of own­ing gov­ern­ment cars and not want­ing to share with oth­ers to ex­e­cute their work, thus com­pro­mis­ing ser­vice de­liv­ery.

Work­ing to­gether we can achieve even more and it is ev­ery­one’s re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure proper us­age of the tools of trade. This is a work­ing tool, use it wisely.”

Road safety di­rec­tor Mot­shabi Tshukudu said the new fleet had come at the right time.

“The ve­hi­cles will help as we as a unit have been strug­gling for a while, of­fi­cials had to use their per­sonal cars to ex­e­cute their du­ties,” Tshukudu said. “We could not sit and wait for the cars, we are grate­ful as they will ease the stress that we have been en­coun­ter­ing.”

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