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21 October 2021

Mpumalanga Provincial Administration Director-General, Mr Makhukhu Mampuru has urged public servants to deliver services to communities ethically. Mr Mampuru was speaking at a provincial celebration of the Africa Public Service Month in Kwaggafontein in the Thembisile Hani Municipality.

The Africa Public Service Day celebrations is an event entrenched in the African Union calendar. It is celebrated annually through an integrated approach of rendering government services by taking them closer to the communities by recommitting and rededicating public servants to the principle of Batho Pele.

The Director-General said the aspiration to have a developed African continent, required public servants to deliver services in an honest manner and have good moral characters. “The celebrations of the Africa Public Service Month should ultimately afford the citizens an opportunity to give feedback on how they are receiving the services, as compared to government informing them what we are offering,” he said.

Mr Mampuru cautioned against laxity by public servants that may cause them to believe that they are delivering the services, only to find that they are doing so, not in the manner the community want.

He said by bringing the services to the people in an ethical manner, in this way public servants will contribute towards the building of the Africa aspired for. “We can surely achieve the Africa we want by embracing the ethical culture in our approach in delivering the services to the people,” said Mr Mampuru.

The Director-General also cautioned the citizens not to destroy public property when they are dissatisfied about the lack of services, but should also display the culture of ethics in voicing their concerns to their government."

“In the context of the difficult situation, crisis should not change who we are as it is not every decision that is going to be in our liking. However we must always make our way. Last year we became familiar with lockdown and restrictions, and we started to live differently."

"It is not because someone woke up and decided to close down the country. It is because we are faced with a crisis. Therefore we must remain focused on our approach,” said the Director-General.


Issued by the Mpumalanga Provincial Government

(A) Provincial Government’s Spokesperson: George Mthethwa
Tel: (013) 766 2242
Mobile: 083 302 2774
E-mail: gpmthethwa@mpg.gov.za

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