Executive Committee Gathers to Reflect on Municipal Programmes

Mandeni Municipality Executive Committee (Exco) members gathered to reflect on Municipal activities which took place in the first six months of the current 2017/2018 financial year. The two day Exco gathering was held in Zinkwazi on the 15th and 16th of January 2018.

From left to right: Mandeni Municipal Manager Mr Sizwe Khuzwayo, the newly appointed CFO Miss Ricky Ngwenya, Mandeni Mayor Cllr Sphesihle Zulu, and the newly appointed LED Director Mr Dumisani Mbongwa.


Municipal leaders of Council and administration used mid-year departmental reports, and the annual report to look at what has already occurred within the municipality while charting a way forward for the rest of the financial year.

Mandeni Mayor Cllr Sphesihle Zulu said the Municipality with assistance from the community will build on achievements previously made in serving the community.

"We are expected that together with communities we will build on achievements made in delivering basic services to the people, improve access to municipal services, reduce outsourcing in the municipality, further improve public participation and accountability of councillors, enhance the capacity of the local state to deliver on its mandate, develop and strengthen local economies, create jobs and promote job placements especially for the youth and promote education as the apex priority in local communities," said Mayor Zulu.

Municipal Manager Mr Sizwe Khuzwayo introduced the new officials Miss Ricky Ngwenya the newly appointed CFO, Mr Dumisani Mbongwa the Local Economic Development Director and Manager Treasurer Mr Senzo Makhoba and wished them all the best in their new employment.

MM Khuzwayo said the annual gathering to reflect on how the municipality performed with its IDP in the first six months of the financial year.

“This gathering will guide us in preparing for our next financial year, focusing on good governance and public participation, institutional arrangements and transformation, basic service delivery and infrastructure development, for example, the progress on construction of houses like Mathonsi/Sundumbili, Inyoni, and Macambini housing projects as well as economic development like EPWP projects; as we know that more people are employed to alleviate poverty,” he said.

Khuzwayo also stated that the gathering put more focus on financial viability and municipal transformation, presentation of the high-level mid-year budget assessment and the implementation of the procurement plan.

The Exco recommended that a council workshop dealing with the unauthorized, fruitless and wasteful expenditure be arranged before the end of January 2018.

The implementation of fleet management policy and consequence management, radical approach on finding a long-term solution on cemetery establishment site, awareness campaign with regard to waste management, issues affecting youth and influencing of the curriculum of uMfolozi TVET colleges were also among the recommendations made in the gathering.

The Exco also noted that municipality will continue with implementing its staff disciplinary codes as guided by the relevant policy and legislative frameworks.

Standing from left to right: Cllr Mlungisi Shelembe, Cllr Xolani Mdletshe, Cllr Nomsa Shandu, Mandeni Municipal Manager Mr Sizwe Khuzwayo, and Cllr Linda Mdletshe. Seated from left to right is Cllr Ntombizodwa Ntuli, Mandeni Speaker Cllr Makhosazana Zungu, Mandeni Mayor Cllr Sphesihle Zulu, Mandeni Deputy Mayor Cllr Phindile Sishi and Cllr Melody Mdunge.