8th August 2014.
The IFP in KwaZulu Natal Legislature has
proposed that incompetent local government councillors and
mayors who do not perform according to expected standards must
not be paid, in order to ensure that taxpayer’s money is not used
to reward failure.
"The IFP believes that councillors have a duty
to report to the community on service delivery issues and
budgetary decisions as they are the link between communities and
local government. If they do not do their job as local
government councillors why should they be paid?” asked IFP KZN
Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs,
Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi, MPL.
"In addition, all provincial MECs of
Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs must make it
mandatory for municipalities to produce reports on the
effectiveness of councillors," continued Inkosi Buthelezi.
"The time has come for the honeymoon period,
which many councillors have been living in, to come to an end.
The IFP exists to serve the people with integrity and we will
work to ensure the realisation thereof," concluded Inkosi
Inkosi Mzamo Buthelezi, MPL,
Spokesperson on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,
072 390 6112/ 078 302 0929
For Media Enquiries:
IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,
073 024 5675