Friday, October 09, 2009

Municipalities may collapse

And if they collapse, who will resurrect them? Not whitey, he's been told to scat. Leave Dodge City. Vamoose.

Ja, they thought whitey pulled money out of thin air, that they could keep stealing and mishandling the funds that somehow, miraculously, money would just keep appearing. It did when whitey was in charge. Whitey made it look so easy. Bills were paid. Budgets were maintained. Processes were enforced and towns and cities were clean and crime free. Just sixteen years into blackie's turn and it's a fu*kup everywhere. Yessiree bob, I can see it now, if whitey hadn't landed in Africa, blacks would have been competing on an equal footing so goes the liberal meme.
Riiiight. Not seeing it.


We must also accept as a fact that the financial viability of most municipalities is on the brink of collapse, characterised by a growing consumer debt which amounts to R53bn in the whole country..

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Johannesburg -
The financial viability of Mpumalanga municipalities is on the brink of collapse, a provincial ministerial task team said.

An investigation found public participation lacking in development and review processes, during budget consultations and in the implementation phases of projects, Mpumalanga Co-operative Governance MEC Norman Mokoena said in a statement.

This resulted in communities challenging the "quality and credibility of these processes". He was releasing a report on the affairs of Mpumalanga municipalities after unrest in several areas earlier this year.

Political tensions, induced in the main by business interests, triggered instability in municipal administrations, which had led to poor accountability.

Other findings included ward committees not working properly and councillors not calling public meetings. There was poor planning, maintenance and management of infrastructure and a high vacancy rate at municipalities.

Growing debt

"We must also accept as a fact that the financial viability of most municipalities is on the brink of collapse, characterised by a growing consumer debt which amounts to R53bn in the whole country and about R1.6bn in the province," Mokoena said.

The report was discussed with mayors, speakers, chief whips and municipal managers of all the three municipal districts.

Places that had been affected by protests were Thaba Chweu, Mkhondo, Emalahleni, Dipaleseng, Steve Tshwete, Mbombela, Albert Luthuli, Thembisile Hani, Pixely Ka Seme and Lekwa.

Municipalities had seven days to study the document and give inputs for the final consolidation of the report, which was still a draft.

"Once these inputs have been received and consolidated the province will then hold a municipal lekgotla on 23 October 2009. - SAPA

2 Opinion(s):

Sean said...

Our lovely government is providing a valuable service to the rest of the world. They are showing how NOT to do things,and the consequences if you do.

Anonymous said...

@ Sean - thought that's what Mugabage did? The sooner the municipalities implode the better. It might brings these idiots down a step or two.