Most of the municipalities supported by the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA) have shown improvement in project implementation, tremendous improvement with respect to the spending of allocated conditional grants (e.g. MIG) funds, strong focus on infrastructure maintenance and refurbishment and improved planning, among other positive results.
Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel, MP, was responding to a question by Mr M H Mokgobi (ANC-Limpopo) whether the establishment of the MISA to provide technical and professional support to municipalities, especially weaker municipalities, has yielded positive results.
Nel indicated that MISA is currently providing technical capacity support to 107 municipalities through the country, though a total of 77 technical experts (engineering and planning professionals) assigned to support these municipalities.
This list includes 24 District Municipalities identified by Cabinet for priority support towards addressing their extremely high levels of backlogs on households access to basic services.
Further support is being provided through 25 contracted professional service providers to address specific challenges in relation to infrastructure provision.
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Issued by: Department of Cooperative Governance
13 Sep 2013