The municipal manager is the head of the municipal administration. Subject to the policy directions of the municipal council, the municipal manager is responsible and accountable for the formation and development of an economical, effective, efficient and accountable administration. The municipal manager must make sure the administration is equipped to implement the municipality’s integrated development plan, that it operates in accordance with the municipality’s performance management system, and that it is responsive to the needs of the local community.
The roles and responsibilities of the Municipal Manager are comprehensively set out in Section 55 of the Municipal Systems Act and responsibilities of the Municipal Manager as Accounting Officer is set out in Chapter 8 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 56 of 2003.
The Municipal Manager’s office has assumed direct responsibility for Communications and Corporate Strategy as well as the drafting, management and implementation of Council’s Integrated Development Plan [IDP]. The Internal Audit unit is also located in the Municipal Manager’s office and ensures compliance with municipal legislation.
In addition the five Business Units that mirror the committee portfolios also report to the Municipal Manager.
These Directorates, each headed by a Director, ensure that services are delivered to the people of the Ramotshere Moiloa Municipality. They are:
- Technical services;
- Community services;
- Local Economic Development;
- Financial Services; and
- Corporate services.
The municipal manager and his team of Directors hold regular meetings to discuss key strategic service deliverables, and to offer guidance on achieving IDP goals. The administrative component is aligned with the five National Key Performance Areas; Financial Viability and Management, Local Economic Development, Basic Service Delivery and Infrastructure Development, Good Governance and Public Participation Planning and Social Services