The IFP calls on the KZN Premier and his cabinet to expose and hold accountable those officials who are indolent, sloppy, or remiss in their duties after numerous complaints from members of the public regarding poor service delivery at government institutions.
"Government must send a clear signal to officials who are reluctant to fulfil their responsibilities properly. They are employed to serve people wholeheartedly and this should not be just a slogan. It is a requirement. Civil servants, officials in particular, are paid by tax payers to perform their duties rather than complain or sleep on the job. If they do not like their jobs or are incapable to do what they are employed to do, they must resign and give more diligent people a chance," said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala.
"To accomplish new growth targets depends on a thorough implementation of reform measures and work plans mapped out by the top leadership. What the province needs is devotion instead of dwindling motivation. The bureaucratic inertia of some public servants, including leading cadres, is a dangerous obstacle to the province’s ambitious reforms, as it may have a more serious negative impact than material forms of corruption. The KZN Provincial government must resolutely and strictly deal with this "new corruption" displayed by incompetent officials," continued Mr Gwala.
"Idle work style among some officials is a kind of resistance against the province's ongoing reform and anti-corruption campaign, which targets interest groups as well as high-ranking "tigers" and minor "flies”. For the sake of maintaining economic momentum and anti-corruption concerns, no space should be spared for any civil servants, who indulge themselves and are lazy and incompetent at their posts," concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP calls on those civil servants who are not performing, especially those in supervisory positions, to shape up or ship out. It does not help to have good policies if we do not have good implementers.
Contact: Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675