Prom­ise to fast-track de­liv­ery

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Thando Ndlovu

WHEN tabling the Nkandla Mu­nic­i­pal Draft Bud­get for 2018/2019, Mayor Thami Ntuli com­mit­ted him­self to de­liver ba­sic ser­vices to all res­i­dents of ru­ral Nkandla, re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tion.

Cllr Ntuli said his mu­nic­i­pal­ity re­mained fo­cused on break­ing the chains of poverty.

‘We will use the R100-mil­lion bud­get to en­sure that we change peo­ple’s lives by providing them with wa­ter, elec­tric­ity and ru­ral hous­ing.

‘We have de­clared zero tol­er­ance against fraud and cor­rup­tion in our mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

‘Last year alone we sup­ported young peo­ple by providing them with ter­tiary reg­is­tra­tion as­sis­tance fees, driver’s li­cences and other rel­e­vant skills needed in the work­place,’ said the mayor.

Ntuli said they were still com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing co­op­er­a­tives and emerg­ing en­trepreneurs to boost lo­cal eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, while mak­ing space for job cre­ation at the same time for the un­em­ployed.

‘We will be at the fore­front of job cre­ation. We will en­sure that ev­ery year we give jobs to close to 300 peo­ple through the Ex­panded Pub­lic Works Pro­gramme.

‘As the lead­er­ship of Nkandla Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, we will do ev­ery­thing in our power to main­tain our clean au­dit sta­tus since we as­sumed of­fice,’ he said.

Nkandla Mayor Thami Ntuli de­liv­er­ing his speech in the Coun­cil Chambers

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