Mayor urges staff to serve

Launch of mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­rate iden­tity

The Rep - - NEWS - ZOLILE MENZELWA

COUN­CIL­LORS and staff mem­bers at Enoch Mgi­jima Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity (EMLM) should choose at least one of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s val­ues that will best en­cour­age a sense of ser­vice to lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Speak­ing dur­ing the launch of the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­rate iden­tity last Wed­nes­day at the town hall, ex­ec­u­tive mayor Lindiwe Gunuza Nk­wentsha said there was a lot of work to do, in­clud­ing redefin­ing the lo­cal her­itage route.

“We must know what we are do­ing here and as part of that we must have an iden­tity. It tells us who we are, where we are from and where we are go­ing,” she said.

She said there should be a con­certed ef­fort to pro­file the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to pro­mote ar­eas of key fo­cus, in­clud­ing live­stock im­prove­ment, that would boost the lo­cal econ­omy.

“We have pushed for the lift­ing of the mora­to­rium on land as part of eco­nomic devel­op­ment. This is an op­por­tu­nity that should be used to de­velop this area through part­ner­ships,” she said.

Be­sides the five val­ues of hon­esty, in­tegrity and com­mit­ment, ac­count­abil­ity and re­spon­sive­ness, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity also adopted gen­eral val­ues.

Th­ese are ex­cel­lence, no­ble, ori­ented, com­mit­ment and hon­esty, mo­ti­vated, good gov­er­nance, in­tegrity, jus­tice, in­no­va­tive, moral­ity and ac­count­abil­ity of which the first let­ters of each word spell out the name Enoch Mgi­jima.

Coun­cil speaker Mzox­olo Peter said the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion was not sta­ble, but the fu­ture was promis­ing. He said the re­cent cabi­net reshuf­fle had re­sulted in a po­lit­i­cal quag­mire.

He said EMLM re­mained de­vel­op­men­tal and that be­ing an eco­nomic hub was dif­fi­cult due to the ex­pec­ta­tions that came with it.

Pic­ture: ZOLILE MENZELWA

WHO WE ARE: Enoch Mgi­jima Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity ex­ec­u­tive mayor Lindiwe Gunuza Nk­wentsha of­fi­cially launched the new cor­po­rate iden­tity of the lo­cal au­thor­ity last Wed­nes­day at the town hall. This in­cludes the logo, mis­sion and vi­sion, as well as val­ues

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