CLLR TD MAFUMBATHA
Mbizana Local Municipality is small town situated in Eastern Cape along the coast which consists of 31 wards. This is a town that is close to the borders of Kwa-Zulu Natal and has a very huge tourism attraction. We are the town that is born of legends including Winnie Madikizela Mandela and the late Oliver R. Tambo.
In August 2016 a new council was inaugurated. It has begun to settle down and form on its business of ensuring that services go to people. As a result, we are proud to say that as municipality, we have managed to receive a clean audit in the financial year of 2016/2017 as a result of hard work and dedication from our team.
We are proud of many municipal operations including the unveiling of OR Tambo statue, the launch of the RED Hub milling project, the partnership we did with the Canadians (Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc) and the centenary celebrations of OR Tambo that were held in Nkantolo recently.
This website will serve as a source of information for all government news, notices, announcements and tenders so that communities are kept abreast with government information. Jobs to be done within the municipality and all municipal operations including job post will also be advertised in our website so that service providers and people at large get access to information so that they respond appropriately.
I hope that our communities will be patient with us as we are working towards taking quality services to the people. We need all of you to help us in making Mbizana better for all, through the comments book that is provided at our municipal reception and through our social media pages.
CLLR S. MAGINI-SPEAKER
The council of Mbizana local municipality has more than just a year now after its establishment following the local Government Elections of August 2016. It comprises of 62 councillors and 12 traditional councillors .
The participation of the councillors in council business is positive and this makes the council fully functional. In addition to this, the council upholds the belief that in order to be more accountable there must be participation of communities in whatever it does.
To this end the structure of ward committees has been established in all 31 wards of Mbizana Local Municipality. This is the structure that is close to the people and help in influencing the government/municipal development agenda.
Operation Masiphathisane has been rolled out and war rooms have been established in order to ensure that there is a platform for ordinary people to have their problems resolved at ward level. Here government officials representing different service providers, ward councillors and CDW meet and resolve service delivery problems at ward level.
We are proud to say that all wards of Mbizana have war rooms that are established but because of minor challenges, they are not all functional. We are certain though that 80% of the war rooms are fully functional and working to the interest and benefit of the communities.
This kind of approach to service delivery will go a long way towards addressing service delivery problems and help improve lives ordinary people