MEC vis­its to mon­i­tor ser­vice de­liv­ery, as­sist with so­lu­tions


CO­OP­ER­A­TIVE Gov­er­nance and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs (Cogta) MEC Fik­ile Xasa vis­ited Enoch Mgi­jima Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity (EMLM) dur­ing a ser­vice de­liv­ery mon­i­tor­ing visit on Tues­day.

Xasa’s visit came dur­ing a pe­riod when ser­vices at the mu­nic­i­pal­ity have ground to a stand­still for al­most a month due to a strike by mu­nic­i­pal work­ers af­fil­i­ated to Samwu in de­mand for 10 months’ worth of back­pay fol­low­ing a bench­mark­ing ex­er­cise.

Ac­cord­ing to an e-mailed in­vi­ta­tion sent to the me­dia to cover the event, Xasa’s visit was meant to as­sist with work­able so­lu­tions to crit­i­cal chal­lenges en­coun­tered by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, fol­low­ing the amal­ga­ma­tion process af­ter the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions in Au­gust last year.

The Enoch Mgi­jima Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is an amal­ga­ma­tion of Tsol­wana, Inkwanca and Lukhanji lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

The me­dia was how­ever later told that the visit was closed and meant only for coun­cil­lors.

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