SERVICE delivery and financial management at Lepelle Nkumpi Local Municipality are receiving a major boost after the Capricorn District Municipality dispatched a special team of officials to offer support intervention to improve service delivery.
The intervention comes after the municipality identified capacity constraints in their infrastructure, financial management and legal services, which hamstrung the delivery of services. “We have a legislative obligation in terms of Municipal Structures Act to support Local Municipalities. It is within that context that we have dispatched our administrative team to intervene at Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality”, said the Executive Mayor Cllr Mamedupi Teffo.
The team is providing support for a period of three months subject to the situation improving, after which CDM will assess progress in conjunction with the local municipality and determine whether the intervention is still necessary or not. “We therefore thank the team for agreeing to be part of this historic mission. We also thank the Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality for believing that the District Municipality has what it takes to assist them in resolving some of their challenges”, Executive Mayor said.
This intervention is in addition to Operation Clean Audit that CDM launched recently to support Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality and other local municipalities to achieve clean audit. Lepelle-Nkumpi is the only local municipality in the district that obtained qualified audit opinion from the Auditor General.