ANOTHER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE DELIVERY
KZN Transport Head Dr. Kwazi Mbanjwa
and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mr. Roger Govender proudly displaying
the PMR Golden Arrow Award presented on 15 September to the KZN
Transport Department in the category "Provincial Government Departments
that have been most effective in achieving their goals over the past 12
months in KZN"
KZN Transport Head Dr. Kwazi Mbanjwa and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Mr.
Roger Govender proudly displaying the PMR Golden Arrow Award presented on 15
September to the KZN Transport Department in the category "Provincial Government
Departments that have been most effective in achieving their goals over the past
12 months in KZN".
Team Work, dedication and commitment has earned the KwaZulu-Natal Department of
Transport yet another award for excellence in service delivery. The Department
was awarded a Golden Arrow Award for the highest ratings received in the
category entitled: "Provincial Government Departments that have been most
effective in achieving their goals over the past 12 months in KZN."
The rating was based on a survey conducted by PMR throughout the province in
which more than 8 000 respondents participated. The award was presented at the
Professional Management Review (PMR) Africa Business Leader's Breakfast in
Durban on 15 September. During August this year, the Department also received an
unqualified audit report for the 2005/06 financial year.
Regarded as one of the best government Departments in the country, the KZN
Transport Department has also previously been singled out by various senior
government officials, including President Thabo Mbeki and Finance Minister
Trevor Manuel, for innovative service delivery programmes such as the widely
acclaimed Zibambele road maintenance and Vukuzakhe emerging contractor
Head of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport Dr. Kwazi Mbanjwa said that
since 1994 the Department has remained committed to providing access to all
communities of KwaZulu-Natal within the constraints of a limited budget. "Since
the majority of our population own no cars such access is not only limited to
road access but also to pedestrian access. Priority is given to the provision of
access to schools, clinics and other public facilities.
The fact that more than 70% of the Department's budget is allocated towards
the upgrading and maintenance of road infrastructure is strongly indicative of
how seriously we take our mandated development goal to provide a balanced road
network that meets the mobility needs of all KwaZulu-Natal citizens," Mbanjwa
KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mr. Bheki Cele said: "I must
say that whilst the challenges are indeed enormous, I am happy to report that we
are certainly making progress. We remain firmly committed to our ideals of
'Defending the Weak' by empowering the majority of our citizens to participate
in government and in our market economy. We will continue to ensure that our
programmes are unashamedly pro-poor with the upfront intention of bridging the
gap - indeed chasm - between our first and second economies."
During the past decade the KZN Transport Department has received several awards
and accolades for innovation and excellence in service delivery. The Department
is responsible for the transportation system in KwaZulu-Natal which includes:
- The construction, upgrading, maintenance and control of the provincial
- The regulation, management and overall control of public and freight
- The registration and licensing of vehicles and drivers;
- The regulation of traffic;
- The implementation of road safety campaigns and awareness programmes;
- The management of the provincial government vehicle fleet.
"We take pride in serving the citizens of our province", Mbanjwa said.