The Inkatha Freedom Party has noted the corrupt and unethical decision the Ugu District Municipality intends to take by placing its own personnel in the vacant positions within the Ugu Development Agency. This come after the demarcation of the municipalities which left some of the people without jobs due to demarcations.
We are having a concern that Ugu wants to place people in positions that have not been advertised. There are two positions:- firstly that of the CEO for the Ugu Development Agency that was taken by EXCO to second the former Municipal Manager of Ezinqoleni Municipality, Mr Mandla Mabhece. The IFP didn’t support this decision at EXCO and stated that the post must be advertised and all the recruitment procedures must be followed. This matter was taken to Cogta who agreed with the IFP, that the CEO for the Agency post needs to be advertised for the public benefit.
Similarly, it also happened that a member of the agency board passed away and here again the EXCO and Council resolved to replace the member without advertising the post.
As the IFP we are raising this matter because, we believe that all vacant posts need to be advertised and all procedures must be followed not appoint a member using the old applications as per their resolution. The favouring of people will push the Agency itself in the wrong direction.
Member of Exco of Ugu District Municipality
Cllr Simphiwe Mthethwa