Ratlou Mayor Councillor Tebogo Modise expressed her unreserved gratefulness and congratulations to the new Municipal Manager, Mr Tebogo Shadrack Chanda. During her welcoming address, the Mayor said it is about time that the municipality find lasting stability and progress in terms of service delivery and performance management of the institution.
The Mayor further pledged and commit on behalf of council and all the employees that Mr Chanda will get all the necessary support he expects and his is to lead the administration of the institution and further advice the council as and when they do not tow the line on matters of proper management. “I honestly believe that you have the potential to take this municipality to higher levels and during your time in office we will appreciate if your leadership could take us to a Clean Audit Opinion in the next one or two years”. Mayor Tebogo Modise said. The Mayor further expressed her gratefulness and sincere thanks to the out-going Acting Municipal Manager Mr Jonas Molefe who is soon expected back to the Department of Local Government and Human Settlement.
The newly appointed Accounting Officer who took the reins from the Secondment Acting Municipal Manager Jonas Molefe effectively from the 01st October 2018, is set to be adequately armed with both relevant qualifications and experience to lead the municipality into the future for the coming five years. Tebogo Shadrack Chanda is a well experience manager boasting almost 30 years of active service in the Municipal environment fifteen of which was at managerial positions held at various municipality including acting as an Accounting Officer. The incumbent also has BTech degree in Engineering and other post-grade qualifications.
The Mayor, Cllr. Tebogo Modise accompanied by the EXCO Members, managers and Employees of Ratlou Local Municipality, filled Municipal Chambers to capacity to welcome their long awaited and newly appointed Municipal Manager. During his response address, the new Municipal Manager urged for support from both the Council and the employees. “For us to succeed as a municipality, we need to work together, support each other and I will be happy if you can assist me achieve this very promise of obtaining a Clean Audit Opinion in at least the first two years of my term of office” concedes, Tebogo Chanda. The incumbent has finally been appointed after almost nine months following the departure of the former Municipal Manager.