Thursday, 19 December 2019
Bloemfontein: The Free State government has placed the troubled Mangaung Metro, which includes Bloemfontein, under administration.
The decision comes after the National Treasury’s recommendation that distressed municipality should be assisted to recover from financial collapse. The Treasury said that Mangaung Metro was struggling to provide services.
Finance Deputy Minister, David Masondo said the Metro’s failure to provide basic services has prompted the decision.
Free State Co-operative Governance MEC; Thembeni Nxangisa, said that they were left with no option, but to intervene.
The intervention was done as a result of budget not being funded and to offer support to the Metro’s recovery plan.