In so doing a celebratory flame is visiting all municipalities to allow them as municipalities to showcase and highlight their service delivery achievements and project successed.<p>
The Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality received 16 years of Democratic Local Government Flame on the 29 May 2016 at the Town Hall after it had been with the Okhahlamba Municipality. The flame handing over commenced at the corner of Princess Street and Murchison Street led by motorbikes and scouts to the Ladysmith Town Hall. The Flame was handed over by the Mayor of Okhahlamba Municipality, Cllr D.T Sibeko to the Mayor of Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality, Cllr M.V Madlala. The Flame was taken to showcase Municipal Projects of service deliver such as the link road, the E to C vehicular bridge, housing developments in EZakheni as well as the St Chads swimming pool amongst other. This took place on the 30th May 2016, the main event was held at Watersmeet Ezimbuzini Hall where the mayor and other councillors addressed the community.
As Mayor Cllr M.V Madlala addressed community members of the mentioned areas he spoke of how expectations of Local Government service delivery have increased, and that it has also become evident that the broader transformation of Local Government is by no means complete. Noticeable progress has been made in improving the lives of our communities since the establishment of Local Government.
He also highlighted that our task as local government going forward, is to work hand in hand in addressing the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. It is for this reason that as part of the celebrations of 16 years of democratic Local Government and beyond, the municipality will be mobilising our communities behind the national development plan, as our collective response to the challenges faced by the communities.
Mayor M.V Madlala handed over the Flame to the Indaka Local Municipality Deputy Mayor, Cllr Njapha where the Indaka municipality will have the opportunity to showcase their projects.
Issued by the Municipal Communications
Mr S Maphalala
Tel: 036 635 3403
Cell: 082 490 8716