Mayor urges staff to serve
Launch of municipal corporate identity
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.
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