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NEWS Newcastle Local Municipality Meet the “hands on” Mayor In a recent message to the residents of Newcastle Local Municipality the mayor, Dr. Ntuthuko Mahlaba, assured the different communities that he will be conducting “aggressive” site visits in the next few months to ensure that all the various projects undertaken by the municipality will be completed on schedule. “This year we commemorate, celebrate and reflect on the 20-year journey of Local Government Transformation. Local government is a pivotal cornerstone through which we can accelerate service delivery, create a dignified life for all, empower communities to be self-sufficient and restore our people’s hope for a better life,” said mayor Mahlaba. Effects of the Coronavirus The mayor was confident that the municipality would intensify its efforts to improve service delivery to all communities. He said, “As a service delivery orientated institution, we strive to continuously ignite the zeal to serve

Dr. Ntuthuko Mahlaba

end is fast approaching. In the spirit of

the municipality and that he will be

goodwill and camaraderie, Newcastle

interacting with residents across the

Local Municipality wishes to send words

municipality with the aim of finding out

of encouragement to all who have lost

for himself what needs to be done to

loved ones to Coronavirus.

improve service delivery.

The ultimate lesson that we’ve all learnt from COVID 19 is that we are all

the electorate. The municipality remains

in this together as humanity. We have

committed to produce an inimitable

adapted to a new life and we’ve made it

workforce which boasts of being

work. As we reflect on our achievement

progressive, vibrant and innovative”

and challenges in the last 20 years of local

In reference to the effects of the

government, let us be cognizant that this

coronavirus on the residents he somberly

government has improved lives for the

but encouragingly intimated “Life as

better and our pledge is to never cease

we know it is no longer the same as

doing so,” Mahlaba stated.

the Coronavirus continues to reshape

Service Delivery

our lives and also rob us of our loved

The mayor pledged further that the

ones. We continue to brave this invisible

municipality would be visiting wards

enemy and weather a storm whose

that need the immediate attention of

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“Local government is a pivotal cornerstone through which we can accelerate service delivery, create a dignified life for all, empower communities to be self-sufficient and restore our people’s hope for a better life”

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