Vision

TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY RESIDENTIAL COPORATE, TOURISM FRIENDLY AND GREEN ENVIRONMENT

Mission

TO PROVIDE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE EZULWINI COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PROVISSION OF EFFICIENT SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE RESPONSIVE TO THEIR NEEDS

STATEMENT BY THE COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON

Introduction

It is an honour for me to present to you the Ezulwini Municipality Annual Report for the 2017/18 financial year.  In this document we have put together information that seeks to give an insight to all our stakeholders about the performance of the Municipality in the past financial year.  The core information provided in this annual report specifically addresses our core mandate; service delivery, infrastructure development as well as being the development enabler at the local level.

In this report the figures illustrate that even in the year under review, the Ezulwini Municipality
continued to grow.  As in the previous year, the Municipality also complied with the Urban Government Act and the Local Government Regulations. The Integrated Development Plan (2014-2019) had identified the following strategic objections which still remained as the strategic themes for the 2017/18 financial year.  These strategic themes were;

  • Re-branding and communication
  • Partnership with the key service providers/stakeholders
  • Strength capacity of the Municipality
  • Infrastructure development and improvement
  • Environment Management
  • Financial viability
  • Disaster Management

Infrastructure Development

The Municipality in its development enabling function witnessed the massive development in Ezulwini in the 2017/18 Financial Year.  The multimillion International Convention Centre and Five Star Hotel (ICC FISH) project took shape and progressed in the year under review.  The Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) Head Quarters was also commissioned in Ezulwini.  In addition to the Multi-Million Projects, the Exams Council also developed a multi-million extension to the Councils Offices.  These infrastructure developments came as an addition to the other residential and commercial developments that took place in the town.  SWSC sewer reticulation project. The Ezulwini Municipality continues to offer its residents affordable and sustainable service delivery.  The Municipality is also working hard to deliver on the back log of road infrastructure developments that were carried over from the 2016/17 Financial Year due to the suspension of all road infrastructure development projects.

Sustained Service Delivery

Whilst the town was growing at a fast pace, the Municipality worked hard to ensure that quality service delivery was continuously improved over time.   The Municipality maintained its pole position of being a leading local authority in the delivery of quality services through continuous consultation with the residents and stakeholders.  Attempts were also made to use the technology platforms to engage with the community so as to respond to their needs.  This sought to ensure that resources were invested where it mattered most for the residents and assisted the municipality to achieve quick-wins  Corporate governance A lot of lessons were learnt pertaining to corporate governance.  The year under-review had three Boards holding forte at different intervals.  I would like to thank the Board members who vacated Office at the end of May 2017.  I am confident that as we forge ahead, we all get to realise the importance of good corporate governance and the dire need for continuous learning to ensure that we keep improving.  I am more than confident that the experiences of the past have made this Municipality the great Local Authority it has become over the year under review.

Conclusion

I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Ezulwini Community, utility service providers, the business community and central government for the continued support.  My sincere appreciation goes to my fellow councillors, the Management and all the staff of Ezulwini Municipality for their effort and hard work that has made the Municipality one of the best Municipalities in the kingdom of Eswatini.

COUNCILLORS

COUNCILLORS CHAIRPERSON

Councillor Bongile Mbingo

Cllr Mbingo is an elected member of Council representing the Ward 3 Constituency and 2012. In the 2015/16 Financial Year she served as a Member of Council. Mbingo is a holder of a MSc in Leadership and Change Management from Leeds Metropolitan in the United Kingdom. She also possesses a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from the University of Swaziland.

She further acquired a Certificate in Events Management from the University of Cape Town and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Boston College in Swaziland. She has worked for several public and private organizations as an employee and as a board member. She is currently employed by JR Modes (PTY) Ltd as the General Manager.

Council Chairperson

Cllr. Advocate Percy Mngometulu

Cllr Mbingo is an elected member of Council representing the Ward 3 Constituency and 2012.     In the 2015/16 Financial Year she served as a Member of Council.  Mbingo is a holder of a MSc in Leadership and Change Management from Leeds Metropolitan in the United Kingdom.   She also possesses a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from the University of Swaziland.  She further acquired a Certificate in Events Management from the University of Cape Town and a Diploma In Human Resource Management from Boston College in Swaziland.   She has worked for several public and private organizations as an employee and as a board member.    She is currently employed by JR Modes (PTY) Ltd as the General Manager.

Finance Chairperson

Cllr. Councillor Darron Raw

Cllr. Raw was appointed as Councillor by the Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban Development as a representative of ward 6. He is a holder of a B-Com Degree in Accounting from the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa, a certificate in Hypnosis Practitioner-Level from NLP World, NLP certified Practitioner from NLP World. He is serving the Local Authority as a Member of the Board as well as the Finance Committee. He is also a Treasurer for the Tourism Transport Association of Swaziland. Raw in the Director of Swazi Trails (Tourism). Among other things, Cllr Raw is an adventurer's person, he loves running, cycling, caving as well as racing.

Finance Member

Councillor Dr. Edmund Mazibuko

Cllr Mazibuko is an elected member of Council representing Ward 1. Mazibuko is a holder of a Doctor of Philosophy from Edith Cowan University in Australia, a Master in Education from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Swaziland as well as a Diploma in Education also from the University of Swaziland. In the 2017/18 Financial Year he served the Local Authority as a Deputy Chairperson of the Finance Committee.  He is also a Board Member and Audit Committee Chairperson at the Sebenta National Institute. He is currently employed as the Registrar at the Swaziland Examination Council. Cllr Mazibuko loves reading and gardening.  His favourite sporting events are cycling and walking.

Council Member

Councillor Michael Vincent

Cllr Vincent is an elected member of Council representing Ward 5. Cllr Vincent is a Holder of a MRICS from the Royal Institution of Chartered surveyors in London, a Diploma in FM from the College of Estate Management. In the 2017/18 Financial Year Cllr Vincent was serving the Local Authority as Member of the Council.  He also served as Treasurer at SAAWA Committee and a Procurement Reform at the Ministry of Finance, SWSC and RSSC. He is self employed as a Quantity Surveyor at Murdoch Green Partnership (Pty) Ltd. He is also skilful in Project Management, Quantity surveying, Procurement Specialist and Construction Specifications. Cllr Vincent loves reading, wood work, ceramics and domestic construction projects.

Council Member

Councillor Nokuthula Mthembu

Councillor Mthembu is an elected member of Council representing the Ward 4 since 2012.  Mthembu is a holder of Bachelor of Arts in Humanities as well as Diploma in Education from the University of Swaziland (UNISWA). In the 2015/16 Financial Year she served the Local Authority as a Council Member. From 2003 – 2008 she served the Municipality as the council Chairperson.  She has also served in a number of public and private institutions as a Board member.  he is also a Managing Director of KVA Investments. Cllr Mthembu loves reading, writing, researching as well as gardening.  Her favourite sporting events are netball, squash and aerobics.