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UBUHLEBEZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY EXCELLS IN SERVICE DELIVERY
On the 24th of February 2015, Ubuhlebezwe Municipal Manager Mr G. Sineke and ward 4 Cllr S.C Shezi went to visit the Dlamini homestead in the deep rural area of Hlanzeni, the community had come in their numbers to witness such an amazing event, having electricity installed in their area.
“This is something that I never thought would happen in my life time or that of my children for that matter I am speechless I would like to thank the Municipality and the ward Councillor for timeless delivery of the needs of the community we asked for roads, water tanks, toilets, electricity and we got it said Mr Dlamini,”
Mr Sibongiseni Dlamini son of Mr Dlamini also expressed his happiness as he now longer has to travel to town to charge his cellular phone at a cost of R20 daily “now I’m going to be available on my cellular phone all the time and I’m going to save a lot of money on bus fare and money to charge my phone I’m so over joyed”
This project to install electricity in the deep rural areas using solar panels, as opposed to the conventional electricity, will cover 500 (Five Hundred) households within a space of 2 (Two) months. It has already employed 20 (Twenty) members of the community.
The beauty of solar power is that it uses the heat of the sun to charge itself so you never have to purchase an electricity token. It can power a fridge, television set, charge cellular phones and light up 6 (six) rooms.
TALK TO THE PREMIER OF KZN, MR SENZO MCHUNU
This campaign is aimed at the members of the public to write their inputs into the Premier’s speech for the State of the Province Address, a suggestion box has been placed at Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality on the 18th of February 2015 and will be removed on the end of business day of the 23rd of February 2015.
IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO!
Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality will be hosting its second annual Principals dinner, to commend all the schools within the Local Municipality on their outstanding performance during the previous year ending 2014.
Date : 19th February 2015
Venue : Ixopo Primary School Hall
Time : 17:00
UBUHLEBEZWE OBTAINED A CLEAN AUDIT REPORT AGAIN!
Ubuhlebezwe obtained a Clean Audit Report for the second year in a row. This goes a long way in displaying the consistency of the Municipality’s commitment towards good governance and service delivery. This recognition by the Auditor General serves as encouragement to maintain high levels of discipline and sound financial management practices and operational activities. Ubuhlebezwe takes pride in this exceptional achievement and will continue to strive to be an accountable and transparent institution. Obtaining a Clean Audit Report is no small feat, but rather a demonstration of the devotion and collective effort from its employees in carrying out best practices. Ubuhlebezwe is evidently a Municipality of note which is committed to the sustenance of good governance.
|The Ubuhlebezwe Municipality (KZ5a5) is located within the Sisonke District Municipality (DC43). The main administrative centre of the Municipality is the town of Ixopo, which is located approximately 85km south east of Pietermaritzburg, capital of KwaZulu-Natal, and is strategically located at the intersection of four major provincial routes leading to Pietermaritzburg, the Drakensberg, the Eastern Cape and the South Coast.The town of Ixopo forms the primary development node of the Municipality and has also been selected as the seat of the Sisonke District Council. The importance of Ixopo cannot be underestimated in the socio-economic development of the area as a whole. Ixopo plays an important role in terms of the possible location for industry, commerce and other economic activity. It is a major education and health centre and assists in the diffusion of new ideas and technologies to the rural areas. It is also the primary base for the operation of many departments and service providers.In line with the KwaZulu-Natal Integrated Rural Development Policy a number of secondary development nodes have been identified. The intention of secondary development nodes is to identify well-located settlements where government and municipal services, administrative functions and commercial and residential development will be encouraged to locate in the future. The secondary and tertiary development nodes identified are: Highflats; Hlutankungu (Stuartsville); Jolivet; KwaBhidla; Emgodi and Hlokozi.||The preparation of the Integrated Development Planning (IDP) is intended to provide the municipality with strategic development plans for a five year period. The IDP is one of the key tools for assisting the municipality in coping with its new developmental role. It seeks to align issues such as municipal budgets, land management, promotion of local economic development, and institutional transformation in a consultative, systematic and strategic manner.The IDP attempts to redress past imbalances by meeting the basic needs of communities, particularly the most disadvantaged groups and those people living in the most underprivileged areas of the Municipality. The IDP also recognises that there is a need to promote economic growth through investment and strategic planning. The IDP thus attempts to achieve a balance between addressing basic needs and promoting economic growth and development. Throughout the IDP, various principles of development, service delivery and practise have been extracted from the applicable legislation for each sector. The purpose of key principles is to provide a guide to Council when making decisions.With these objectives in mind the Ubuhlebezwe Council identified the following vision and mission for the municipality:|