Government Should Provide Enough Skills
for Municipality Personnel

17 July 2014.


The increase of the annual budget is meaningless to people of this country if government does not provide enough skills for workers at municipal level to translate the increase into tangible projects.


This was stated by the IFP Spokesperson on Water and Sanitation, Alfred Mpontshane MP, in parliament yesterday. 


“I note that the total for the 2014/15 budget is over R12 billion, which increases to over R17 billion for 2016/17. These figures will only be meaningful to the people once they have been translated into tangible projects, which are aimed at changing people’s lives for the better. Otherwise the much acclaimed ‘better life for all’ will remain an empty slogan,” said Mpontshane.


“Without strong leadership and skilled personnel at municipal level, these budgetary increases will be meaningless to the people, especially in the rural areas,” he said.


“The IFP calls on government to train or hire enough skilled personnel at municipal level as this is the level of government closest to the people,” he concluded.


Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Water and Sanitation

Hon. Alfred Mpontshane MP

083 441 6201


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