PS cracks the whip on lax senior officers

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Boipolelo Khumomatlhare has ordered officers in positions of authority to address all workers’ grievances within a fortnight, and report back to him.

Speaking during the employees’ general meeting with Minister Slumber Tsogwane this week, Khumomatlhare said the Ombudsman had powers to impose civil imprisonment on him for workers’ grievances that reach his office. “I cannot allow being imprisoned before accounting officers like the Town Clerk and the District Commissioner are imprisoned. The call for service delivery is serious and any worker who cannot keep up should better go home before he/she is dismissed from work,” he said.

Khumomatlhare encouraged accounting officers to attend to employees’ issues before they reach the Ombudsman. “I do not want any report during the phone-in programme concerning unresolved employees’ issues, otherwise the Town Clerk will have to tell me who should be dismissed. This is serious,” he said. He stressed that it must take those in charge only two weeks to clear all the issues, adding that all heads of departments must address staff meetings and meet concerned employees one on one, then give feedback to the ministry. “Employees must also make sure that they deliver to deserve the promotions they want, and those who fail to live up to the ministry’s expectations must pack and go,” he said.

Editor's Comment
Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up