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MEC gives marching order to Mogalakwena Municipality

By Maanda Mulaudzi

After two years of instability in Mogalakwena Municipality, MEC for the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA), Mme Makoma Makhurupetje, clarified Mogalakwena Community in Waterberg District that their legitimate Mayor was Cllr: Thlalifi Mashamaite. Mr. Puledi Selepe from the Department (CoGHSTA) was seconded to the Municipality as the Acting Municipal Manager. She announced this during the Cleaning Campaign Programme held at the Mahwelereng on 26 January 2015.

The Cleaning Campaign was part of the programme of the Department to resuscitate delivery of services at the Municipality following months of collapse of provision of services.

MEC Makhurupetje announced that the 22 councillors of the Mogalakwena Municipality who were sacked by the ruling party were now replaced. She also called on members of the staff who were not reporting for work that government was going to apply no work no pay. Staff members were order to be in their respective offices before Friday, 30 January 2015 or face consequences.

MEC Makhurupetje said that more work was yet to be done at Mogalakwena Municipality in order to bring back the quality of lives in a bid to be consistent with the objects of the establishment of Local Government sphere as enshrined in the constitution of the Republic (Act 108 of 1996).