The ministry says choices taken by the board will stay legitimate and in drive, together with investigations into the present CEO, who was not too long ago positioned on particular precautionary go away with full pay.
Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has positioned the Amatola Water Board under legal administration as a “sensible answer” to addressing the board’s “enduring instability”.
In a press release on Saturday, the ministry of human settlements, water and sanitation stated Sisulu had met along with her advisors who gave her up to date reviews on “intensified processes utilized to resolve the instances of irregular expenditure” inside the division and “addressing the findings of the investigation in some entities” that fall inside the ministry’s jurisdiction.
“The minister obtained complete updates about enduring problematic developments at each the Amatola Water Board within the Eastern Cape and Lepelle Northern Water in Limpopo,” the assertion reads.
The ministry stated since taking workplace, Sisulu has tried numerous interventions to resolve administration and governance points which have for years plagued the Amatola Water Board.
The ministry stated the board has for a while been characterised by instability and infighting which rendered it dysfunctional.
The determination to nominate legal directors to handle the affairs of the board just isn’t taken flippantly, the ministry stated.
“It is knowledgeable by the necessity to have a solvent establishment that strives for dependable supply of water to the residents of the Eastern Cape. Sisulu want to thank the interim board for his or her work. Decisions that have been taken by the board will stay legitimate and in drive. These embrace investigations into the present CEO, who was not too long ago positioned on particular precautionary go away with full pay.”
The ministry stated that there are additionally ongoing investigations into irregular expenditure and governance points at Lepelle Northern Water in Limpopo and that Sisulu would quickly make bulletins on this regard.
(Compiled by Makhosandile Zulu)
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