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KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has welcomed the appointment of an 11-member Interim Board at Umgeni Water by the national Minister of Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu. The interim Board began its tenure on 1 August and will last until the appointment of a Permanent Board.


“As KZN Cogta, we are committed to working with the Interim Board for the shared goal of bringing water to a large number of communities in the province. Water is an indispensable resource and, as our solid track record demonstrates, we take its delivery to communities across this province with the seriousness it deserves,” said Hlomuka.


The appointment of the Interim Board at Umgeni Water follows a decision by the national minister to terminate the term of the previous Board due to discovery of non-compliance with national cabinet approved protocol pertaining to appointment of Board members of a state-owned entity.


“The Interim Board comprises capable men and women from diverse backgrounds whose primary role is to manage the organisation with efficiency and effectiveness and to ensure that the principles of good governance principles are honoured at all times. We have full confidence in the minister’s choice of board members and the Chairperson Mr Magasela Mzobe” said Hlomuka.