24 January 2013

South Africa: SAMWU Wants Irregular Appointment of Former Hod Reversed

The South African Municipal Workers Union in Limpopo wishes to lend support to the call by our sister Union the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU). We agree with our sister Union that the irregular appointment of the former Head of Department responsible for Roads and Transport, as CEO of Great North Transport, be immediately reversed and those responsible be held accountable.

It has been SAMWU's contention that Government must stop recycling incompetent senior officials from one Municipality/Department to another. It is our belief that incompetent officials be permanently prohibited from holding any public position, as they contribute significantly to administrative deficiencies facing our Government.

We are calling on the African National Congress (ANC) in the province to close ranks as we prepare for the 2014 General Elections. The ANC led Alliance must send a clear message to people in the province that incompetency and mismanagement by government officials can no longer be tolerated nor accepted.

The South African Municipal Workers Union in Limpopo is ready to mobilize its members in support of our sister Union NEHAWU in their fight against corruption and maladministration in Government.

We are therefore calling upon the Premier of the Limpopo Province and the Chairperson of the ANC in the Province to urgently act on these issues.

Issued by South African Municipal Workers' Union of COSATU

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