New vehicles set to help improve service delivery
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.”