_: Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Lechesa Tshenoli and North West Premier Thandi Modise have expressed optimism that the Section 154 intervention in Madibeng Local Municipality has registered significant progress that will also be intensified and accelerated in the next few weeks.
According to the assessment meeting that Minister Tshenoli, Premier Modise and MEC for Local Government and Traditional Affairs, Manketse Tlhape held with the Executive Mayor of Madibeng Local Municipality, Councillor Poppy Magongwa and members of her Mayoral Committee in Brits on Monday, the municipality has reduced its historic debt and is dealing effectively with its current debt.
Meanwhile, The provincial government and South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) Bojanala Platinum Regional Structure agreed to engage further after SANCO has consulted with its branches in Madibeng on the draft response to their Memorandum that was consolidated by the Office of the Premier and presented by Premier Modise as feedback on Monday afternoon.
“We appreciated the mature and constructive engagement that SANCO has demonstrated and commit to further investigate new allegations of corruption and maladministration raised in the memorandum. If we set the rules, they must apply to all of us. When it comes to corruption, we must forget gender, colour or political affiliation and focus on the problem and leave no stone unturned,” said Premier Modise.
Modise said that the interest of the provincial government is to see Madibeng being a functional and corrupt free municipality that delivers quality services to its communities.
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