Mr. S. E. Bukhosini
Mr. S. E. Bukhosini joined the Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality in September 2010 as the Municipality Manager. He took over the position after the municipality had been put under administration, section 139(b) by the KZN Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs for a period of more than a year.
It is a great honour and a humbling experience to be given a chance to be in the leading position of this municipality, to be given a chance to drive the service delivery that will benefit and change the lives of the people of Umhlabuyalingana. Being born and bred in this area I do not only understand the challenges facing this area but have experienced it as well and nothing will give me pleasure than to be part of bringing change in the lives of our people.
It gives me pleasure to mention that during my tenure the municipality has significantly improved on its administration during the year 2011/12. This follows a satisfactory improvement made in 2010/11 after having obtained unqualified audit report from the Auditor General. The Municipality is now striving for clean audit before 2014. We are mindful of the administrative challenges that are still affecting our municipality and have a perfect plan to address them in the next financial year. With this in mind we are therefore aware that the road will not be an easy ride bearing in mind that not so long ago the Municipality was under administration due to maladministration and poor political oversight. I am confident that with the dedication of our new Senior Management and the Council, the Municipality can only do better going forward.
In conclusion it is our plea to the community to work together with the municipal management and the Council as that will put us in a better position to deliver quality service to all the people of uMhlabuyalingana as we all want what’s best for our municipality.