Not a good use of your workforce

Municipal workers have been busy during the last week with the repairing of roads and dilapidated stormwater drains.

Whilst these repairs are definitely a step in the right direction, we can’t help but wonder why they would be instructed to start with new projects when they have left their previous projects incomplete (the speed bumps in von Brandis Street).

Not a good use of your workforce
Everyone is not actively busy working

Is it not beter to finish one project before moving on to the next? The answer is a logical yes! Another question is, why are so many municipal workers being sent out to do the job that can be done by only two or three? Upon closer investigation it was noticeable that whilst a few are doing the work, the rest are not productive and all are on the payroll of the MLM.

This is in no way a good use of the municipal workforce. So much more could be done if they could organize their time and resources better.


We appreciate these Mkhondo Local Municipality workers – 27 July 2019

Mkhondo Local Municipality workers are always ready to fix and repair any damaged pipes, sidewalks, roads and electrical lines around town.

Piet Retief Mkhondo Municipality workers
Municipal workers do their job with a smile

This was no different when another burst water pipe was reported in Klopper Street on 16 July. The first report of low water pressure was reported on a local forum at around 07:00, and by 08:00 the local municipality workers were at the scene with their equipment, ready to repair the pipe.

Unfortunately the pipe was situated underneath a resident’s driveway and in order to fix it, they had to lift the bricks of the driveway.

It was hard work but, they did it with professionalism and a smile. It was fixed within the hour and water pressure was restored.

Thank you for the swift manner in which you handle these situations!

We as mortals are inclined to focus on the negative side of things, often forgetting the good that people do.