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The government of KZN resolved to keep some struggling municipalities under administration

A decision was reportedly made by the Cabinet of Kwa- Zulu Natal to keep eight of its struggling municipalities under administration . This is scheduled to take place until the month of April 2022.In accordance with the report , the decision to keep Mtunatuba and Msunduzi municipalities was taken last week during a meeting of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Executive Council .This applies when a municipality fails to fulfill its duties .

In accordance with Lennox Mabasa , who is the spokesperson for the Kwa-Zulu Natal province , the decision was taken after it was noted that the municipalities were facing serious financial and administrative difficulties .The cabinet decided that it was the right decision to intervene and enable them to continue receiving assistance from the government because of the challenges that they were facing .The municipalities reportedly have challenges such as big budget deficits , financial difficulties , power cuts from the power utility company ,struggles with service delivery and infrastructural challenges .

Some of the municipalities that that are affected include Umzinyathi , uMkhanyakude , Mpofana , Abaqulusi , Msunduzi , Inkosi Langalibalele and UThukela .In the report , it was alleged that some of the municipalities were not stable . It was also made known that some of the municipalities were not delivering services to its people as they were focusing on their legal battles ,than serving their communities .

In accordance with the report , it was stated that a review would be made at the end of the month of April 2022 .The reason why the provincial government decided to intervene was to ensure that the people are not inconvenienced by the struggles of the municipalities . This is a good decision by the government of KZN as it will enable the citizens to have access to what they need always .

SOURCE

https://www.citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/government/2995296/eight-kzn-municipalities-under-administration-27-january-2022/

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