Newly-elected City of Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has announced that he will make two immediate changes in his administration.
Mayor Msimanga said he will not continue with all inaugural parties, catered inaugural events for Tshwane’s new executive‚ celebratory dinners and lunches which only benefit politicians.
“This new government in Tshwane has stopped the spending of exorbitant amounts on food and parties for politicians. We must serve the people‚ not party with public funds‚” he said.
Also he said that his focus now is to assess key issues which his administration as inherited in the metro.
Msimanga has also suspended all international travel for politicians and officials of Tshwane.
Politicians and officials looking to take trips of this nature will have to place applications to the mayoral committee for cost-benefit analyses.
“There are benefits to international travel for trade and investment‚ but a culture of taking trips to conferences and junkets all over the world will not be allowed under my government. I have stopped all new international travel requests and we will carefully scrutinise each one individually‚” Msimanga said.