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Since my inauguration on 26 November 2021 as Mayor of the King Cetshwayo District Municipality, we have made great strides in consolidating and developing our service delivery targets and re-aligning the district priorities to ensure a clean administration and effective controls.
When I took office I knew the task ahead of me and I accepted this position with humility and a readiness to serve the people of King Cetshwayo District Municipality.
I made a promise to ensure that every citizen of the district has access to water, and since I took office we have been working with speed to implement water projects and improve the delivery of services to the far reaches of the district.
We have been working hard to meet our community’s needs. Not only with service delivery, but to improve their quality of life in all sectors from education to arts and culture and LED. Faced with a ticking time bomb in the matter of the former WSSA employees, we engaged in a plan of action to reemploy a large majority of the affected employees, and held regular and fruitful meetings with the District House of Traditional Leaders and the former WSSA employees regarding water solutions and employment matters. We also held Water Izimbizo in all local municipalities where the district is a Water Services Authority, with the aim being to discuss water issues and challenges in each Local Municipality.
The Water Izimbizo presented an opportunity for the district to engage and present its immediate interventions to alleviate critical water challenges in each respective municipality. We will also presented the medium and long-term plans to address the water issues. The R1,3 billion budget approved in May 2022 for the 2022/2023 financial year was the first step to righting the wrongs of the past, and we endeavour to ensure that we make an impact in all sectors, from civil and social issues, to service delivery and financial recovery.
This annual report details the achievements for the 2021/2022 financial year and the impact we have made
in the short space of time since we took office. We still have much more to do, and we will do so with
pride and energy, to ensure that the will of the people is served.
I quote the Prime Minister of the Zulu nation, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi:
“A lifetime would never be enough to serve a country, especially a country I love so much.”
Mayor's PA: Kwanele Shezi:
Tel. 035 7992722