During a meeting with concerned citizens late last year, Leon Haywood of the Secunda Rate Payers group, introduced the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) to everyone.
The message was clear. The mismanagement of Govan Mbeki Municipality could no longer be tolerated. At the meeting OUTA explained what was needed for them to establish presence in GMM. OUTA also outlined the financial implications of taking institutions such as GMM to court.
OUTA has started their local Branch rollout and identified GMM as one three initial branches.
“We are now excited to share with you that OUTA has employed its Local Government manager and taking on additional staff, in preparation for the roll-out to three towns over the next month or so.
“Secunda / Govan Mbeki Municipality will be part of our initial launch and we will have committed to meeting with you and the relevant community organizations/leadership within the next three weeks.” Says OUTA in their letter to Leon.
“The establishment of an OUTA branch in Secunda will surely help to fight the corruption and mismanagement in Govan Mbeki Municipality” Says Leon Haywood.