King Williamstown – The Eastern Cape Provincial Government has committed to filling key vacant posts at municipalities across the province, in the wake of poor audit results in July.
Local Government and Traditional Affairs MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane said the recent Auditor General’s Consolidated General Report on the Audit Outcomes of Local Government 2010-11 highlighted the poor state of finances at 45 of the province’s local municipalities.
“We are ensuring the appointment of competent managers to fill 42 of the 45 vacant municipal manager posts. We will also be appointing chief financial officers to fill 40 of the 45 vacant posts around the province.
This will bring the requisite stability necessary for the administration of municipalities,” said Qoboshiyane, speaking at a media briefing in King Williamstown on Monday.
Qoboshiyane said government’s mission was to transform the public service and build a responsive and accountable government system to improve service delivery.
“We want to ensure good function of the state and restore public confidence and trust in state institutions,” said Qoboshiyane.