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Motion without Notice by Honourable Matome Mokgobi on skills development for councillors

7 June 2011 Hon Chair, I hereby move without notice: That the council- Notes and support the call by the Premier of Limpopo Province on Councillors who are referred to as mediators within government and communities to ensure quality service delivery and to help government to improve the lives of the residents;

Point out that municipal managers and key finance officers are the face and the voice of local government and key to service delivery that calls on municipality fill in the vacancies as a matter of urgency and priority; and to appoint officials that have the necessary skills, qualifications and knowledge to enhance good governance in particular; and

Calls on provincial government, municipalities and in particular South African Local Government Association, Salga, to ensure that councillors esp. the new councillors undergo appropriate training on the functioning of local government linked with an induction programme that will ensure that they are capacitated with a general understanding of their leadership role, legislation which guide local government, municipal processes development local government and service delivery.

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