Premier calls for ethical conduct among officials
Limpopo Premier Sello Moloto yesterday urged municipal officials and councillors to behave in an ethical way when serving the people.
Moloto was speaking to 500 delegates at the Capricorn district municipality's first ward committees conference in Polokwane this week.
"I appeal to you to use your conscience when dealing with issues affecting our communities. Before you go to sleep each night think about the affect of your actions upon the community you serve."
Moloto said that if government representatives were serious about the programmes they implemented, there would be a marked improvement in people's lives. Contractors would put up quality infrastructure, officials would be fair when dealing with the supply chain and the people would be more receptive because they would receive quality service.
Local government and housing MEC Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said stronger cooperation between the municipality and communities had formed the basis for effective provision of services.
She said that through integrated development planning, ward committees and magoshi, her department would be able to eradicate squatter camps and make room for permanent settlements.
The three-day conference committed itself to strengthening community participation by piloting community-driven development.
There was also a commitment to ensure rigorous monitoring and evaluation of government projects and programmes.
The conference resolved: "In accomplishing these tasks we are mindful of building strong ward-based public participation among institutions of traditional leaders, ward committees, councillors and all stakeholders. We commit ourselves to ensure that all the resolutions are achieved so that we move closer to a better life for all in Capricorn."