At the Umdoni Exco meeting held on Tuesday, September 18 in response to queries from councillors, a visibly unhappy Mayor WT Dube was scathing of the lack of efficiency in the Housing Unit.
A comprehensive report of the problems at Farm Isonti housing and project blockages in phase two was to have been submitted to Council via Exco. “How do we expect to perform and deliver services when senior officials were either not in office or not at work?, asked the Mayor. He stated that he will raise the issue with the Acting GM Infrastructure and Technical Services Mr Khumalo. However, the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee, Councillor BC Mngadi opined that the unit has a staff shortage.
Previous Housing Officer Ms M J Cele, now a Councillor and late Housing Officer Jaya Naidoo have not been replaced. The Acting Municipal Manager B A Xulu responded that he will attend to the matter and ensure that the vacancies are filled.