DA-beheerde Midvaal Munisipaliteit ‘n baken van uitnemendheid

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Die Demokratiese Alliansie (DA) verwelkom die Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Plaaslike Regerings (SALGA) se aankondiging dat Midvaal Plaaslike Munisipaliteit die mees stabiele munisipaliteit in Gauteng is.

SALGA het Midvaal ook ‘n skoon oudit toegeken met ‘n ongekwalifiseerde oudit vir die boekjaar 2018/19.

Dit is ‘n oorwinning vir die mense van Midvaal en wys wat harde werk en toewyding kan bereik.  Dit is ‘n verdere bewys van goeie bestuur. Die DA-burgemeester, Bongani Baloyi, het die volle begroting van R1,34 miljard verstandig en verantwoordelik bestee.

Die DA-bestuurde Midvaal is die enigste munisipaliteit in Gauteng wat ‘n skoon oudit ontvang het. Dit beteken dat die munisipaliteit se finansiële state betroubaar is en in ooreenstemming is met wetgewing oor prestasiestandaarde.

Midvaal munisipaliteit duld onder geen omstandighede die misbruik van belastingbetalers se geld nie. Waar die DA regeer, sal ons ons bes doen om te verseker dat belastingbetalers se geld bestee word om dienste doeltreffend aan ons gemeenskappe te lewer.

Die DA wens burgemeester Baloyi en sy span geluk, en is veral dankbaar vir die mense van Midvaal vir hul ondersteuning.

DA-led Midvaal Municipality an example to uphold

The Democratic Alliance (DA) applauds the announcement by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) for ranking the DA-led Midvaal Local Municipality as the most stable municipality in Gauteng.

SALGA also awarded Midvaal a clean audit award, for achieving an unqualified audit for the 2018/19 financial year.

This is a win for the people of Midvaal and shows what hard work and dedication can achieve.

It is further evidence of good governance. Working with the people of Midvaal, Mayor Bongani Baloyi has spent the full budget of R1.34 billion wisely and responsibly as it was meant to be spent.

Midvaal is the only municipality to get a clean audit in Gauteng, and it means that its financials are reliable, compliant and on par with legislation and reporting performance standards.

The DA-run Midvaal has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to misusing money.

Where we govern as the DA, we will do our utmost to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent on delivering services efficiently to our communities.

The DA commends Mayor Baloyi and his team, and most of all, we commend the people of Midvaal for their support.

Parks Tau no longer eligible for SALGA Presidency

Former Johannesburg Mayor, Parks Tau, must recuse himself from the leadership position he currently holds at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), as he is no longer entitled to this position.

The City of Johannesburg under the DA-led coalition has discontinued its membership with SALGA due to its ongoing dereliction of duties towards the City.

Despite requesting assistance from the organization on numerous issues since assuming office in 2016, the new administration has been sidelined by SALGA.

It is evident that the organization, like most in our country has been captured by the ANC and is used exclusively to its benefit. Its agenda is to exert power and an ANC agenda over municipalities where the voters have thrown the ANC out of power.

With the cancellation of our SALGA membership, Parks Tau, who is a councilor in Johannesburg is no longer entitled to his SALGA membership as the city in which he serves is no longer a member.

Clause 8.7 of the SALGA Constitution states that “A member who fails to pay levies shall remain a member with lesser rights, surrender voting rights and the right to have any of its councillors in executive positions of SALGA, until all due membership levies have been paid”.

On the basis of the City’s non-payment to SALGA, and the above provision of the SALGA Constitution, there is no way in which Tau’s continued leadership of SALGA is legitimate. Councillors who serve on the executive of SALGA must carry a mandate from the municipalities in which they serve as Councillors. Tau has no such mandate from the City of Johannesburg.

The DA will write the CoGTA Minister to intervene and give full clarity on this matter. It cannot be that SALGA, which already suffers from ANC capture, is led by an illegitimate president.