OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Mr. FS Siboza
The New Council of Ehlanzeni Municipality is required in terms of Section 25 of Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000 to adopt a single, inclusive and strategic plan for the development of the municipality.
In line with the National Development Plan, emphasis is on addressing and crafting strategies that are aimed at solving the triple challenge which is, poverty, unemployment and inequality. These attributes are really undermining the gains of democracy and must be attended to without further delays. Role players in their sectors are called upon to contribute their resources and knowledge in the fight against the triple challenge.
The National Development Plan supported by the Mpumalanga Economic Growth and Development Path maps out the five pillars which are sector specific and essential in the growth of the economy in Mpumalanga Province and these are: Job Creation, expand infrastructure, transition to low carbon economy, transform urban and rural space education and training.
The focus of the five years amongst others includes the following priorities; implementing and planning for water and sanitation projects, waste management especially aiming for the reduction of dumping sites, recycling and green economy, job creation, rural and local economic development, management and mitigation of disaster, municipal health and planning, rendering support to local municipalities, supporting the establishment of agri- hubs and integrating systems to the main stream economy of scale. It is required of the district to continue strengthening the collaboration with other stakeholders such Traditional Leaders and Private Sector, Non- Governmental Organization and Faith Based Institutions.
In doing our work, we continue to commit and to subscribe to the Batho Pele principles by being transparent, accountable, reliable and honest to the people we serve.
The role of the District Municipal Manager is to lead the District administration. The Office of the Municipal Manager is responsible for all aspects of governance which includes ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and District policies, processes and procedures. The Municipal Manager is supported by an Executive Management Team (EMT), appointed in terms of Section 57 of the Municipal Systems Act. Each member heads a directorate and is responsible for key functions of the organization. These include implementing Council decisions and leading the District's drive to achieve its strategic objectives as outlined each year in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP).