Act­ing Mangwe CEO ap­pointed

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube-Matutu Plumtree Cor­re­spon­dent

THE Min­istry of Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Pro­mo­tion and Preser­va­tion of Na­tional Cul­ture has ap­pointed the Min­istry’s Mata­bele­land South provin­cial hu­man re­sources of­fi­cer, Mr Mandla Donga, act­ing Mangwe Ru­ral Dis­trict Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer.

Mr Nketha Man­goye Dlamini re­signed re­cently as CEO af­ter serv­ing for 10 years. He was on sus­pen­sion for al­legedly vi­o­lat­ing ten­der pro­ce­dures.

Mangwe Ru­ral Dis­trict Coun­cil chair­per­son, Mr Roland Mafesi Ncube, said he hoped that Mr Donga would help reg­u­larise coun­cil’s op­er­a­tions.

“The Min­istry has ap­pointed Mr Mandla Donga to the act­ing CEO po­si­tion while they are in the process of ap­point­ing a new CEO. As a lo­cal au­thor­ity we are pleased with this de­ci­sion and feel that Mr Donga is the right per­son to reg­u­larise coun­cil op­er­a­tions.

“We hope he will ad­dress is­sues of rev­enue col­lec­tion. Coun­cil records are in sham­bles and de­part­ments have been op­er­at­ing with­out spe­cific job de­scrip­tions. I hope that Mr Donga will put things in or­der and man­age the coun­cil in a bet­ter man­ner,” he said.

Mr Ncube said the act­ing CEO was also go­ing to help with staff de­vel­op­ment and en­sure that projects are han­dled in a trans­par­ent man­ner.

Mr Dlamini was sus­pended for a month over al­le­ga­tions of is­su­ing a ten­der for road main­te­nance works in an un­pro­ce­du­ral man­ner to En­fund Construction Com­pany.

Mr Ncube said in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the anom­aly were con­ducted by coun­cil and proved that Mr Dlamini had vi­o­lated reg­u­la­tions.

He said the ten­der had been is­sued for the construction of the Plumtree- Manyalala Road - a 10 kilo­me­tre stretch - with­out the knowl­edge of coun­cil­lors.

Mr Ncube said al­though $40 000 was al­lo­cated to­wards re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing the road, Mr Dlamini is­sued a ten­der for $65 000 with­out the knowl­edge of coun­cil­lors.

Mr Dlamini, how­ever, said he had re­signed as he wished to pur­sue an­other ca­reer path.

-@DubeMatutu

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