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.