45 new vehicles to improve service delivery.
In an effort to improve service delivery, Emfuleni Local Municipality unveiled 45 new vehicles on Wednesday (16 October 2019).
Launched at the Masoheng Precinct along Moshoeshoe Street in Sebokeng, the new vehicles came at a cost of R30-milllion.
Speaking at event, ELM Executive Mayor Councillor Gift Moerane sternly warned municipal employees who will be driving the new trucks and passenger cars against reckless and negligent driving.
“We have installed trackers in the vehicles to monitor their movements, and we hereby warn our drivers against taking the vehicles to taverns and abusing them for personal use,” he said.
Moerane was accompanied at the launch by Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo, Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor Busisiwe Modisakeng and several members of the mayoral committee and senior management team.
The mayor commended Municipal Manager Oupa Nkoane, Chief Financial Officer Andile Dyakala and newly appointed Executive Director for Shared Services Thabo Ndlovu for their hard work in ensuring the cars were bought and delivered.
“We plead with residents to pay for services rendered by the municipality, and we thank those who are paying because it is through their financial contribution that we are able to improve service delivery,” said Mayor Moerane.
Emfuleni Member of the Mayoral Committee for Corporate and Governance, Councillor Busi Mncube led the proceedings.
MEC Mamabolo thanked Mayor Moerane for unveiling new vehicles during transport month.
“The new fleet will go a long way in improving service delivery. We know the role of transport in service delivery is important and this new R30-million fleet will improve the lives of the people of Emfuleni,” he said.
Mayoral spokesperson Lebo Mofokeng said the municipality acquired the 45 vehicles through a transversal contract from National Treasury known as RT57 transversal contract.
“This was to minimize acquisition delays of normal procurement whilst ensuring full compliance with the supply chain regulations. This new fleet will complement the existing municipal vehicles which were also on display at the launch,” she said.
By: Wandisile Kunene