Mayor blames non payers for council’s lack of good service delivery

Ms Flora Maboa-Boltman was speaking at the Secunda Cluster prize-giving on Friday, 23 June at Sasol Secunda Club.

She said Council is facing serious challenges while the real culprits are living normal lives.

She said the municipality has been viewed negatively and people believe the municipality does not deliver.

“People have forgotten that delivery costs money and without it, we cannot delivery services.

“For example, Ward 1 in eMbalenhle owes the municipality R19-million just for one month.

“Residents steal electricity, do illegal connections, and all sort of other bad things.

“We launched a project in an attempt to address these problems, but the media wrote gave it bad publicity.

“They said it is a nonsensical project.”

Ms Maboa-Boltman said it is unfortunate that big businesses and government officials are among the non payers.

Govan Mbeki Municipality has escaped several threats from Eskom regarding bulk power cuts, however Council had managed to negotiate a payment plan.

The municipality also owes Rand Water millions of a rand and in March it unfolded that Council was failing to pay the Rand Water debt because it made a large payment to Eskom.

Ms Maboa-Boltman said the municipality defaulted on the payment due to a lack in the cash flow and she blames those who have illegal connections or refuse to pay their own accounts.

“Operation Kodiko was doing something positive, but was critised.

“I encourage everybody to be responsible citizens of this municipality and pay for services rendered.”

 

For free daily local news in the South, visit our sister newspapers HighvelderStanderton Advertiser

For more news and interesting articles, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram

 

  AUTHOR
Carmen de Lange
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

highvelderechostandertonadvertiserAutodealer.co.za
Top
Recommended Story x
WATCH: EFF protest for better service delivery

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Highvelder
RidgeTimes
Standerton Advertiser


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other