Have you seen our municipality's Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) and Municipal Services Partnership Agreements (MSPAs) with businesses it contracts? No idea what that is? Well it often feels like that’s the way many councillors and businesses want it to stay. You see the Municipal Systems Act states SDAs and MSPAs must be made public , so that people like you and I can see and keep track of who, what, when and how much companies contracted to deliver services are paid.
But municipalities across Mzansi don’t follow the act, and don’t make SDAs and MSPAs public, or accessible to all. This allows corruption to thrive.
But we can change this. As councils have been confirmed, lets make sure that our leaders know this is a key issue, and we won't stop until we have transparency in service delivery so we can fight corruption.
We call on the Mayor and Municipal Manager to make SDAs and MSPAs with all businesses contracted to carry out work in communities, public and accessible to all.
Why is this important?
We can improve service delivery and fight corruption in our Municipality by ensuring all Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) are public and easily accessible to all. Some politicians, officials and businesses are scared about transparency, but if they aren't doing anything wrong, what have they got to hide.