Tau to improve service delivery if he returns to office

The Joburg mayor hopes to work with the Public Protector’s ombudsman to improve service delivery.

FILE: City of Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Executive Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau said that the metro had been in contact with the Public Protector to work with their ombudsman who deals with the community's grievances, to help process service delivery or maladministration queries faster.

Yesterday the City delivered its end of term report as Tau has been in office for five years.

He said that 10,000 people came to Johannesburg every month and that the city had created 200,000 job opportunities under the Expanded Public Works Programme.

Tau said that if he returns to his post after next month's election, the City would aim toward qualitative measures of success.

"It's one thing to measure the number of inoculations, but it's another to measure the improvement of life expectancy and the quality of life."

Councillor Solly Mogase said that part of better services included an accessible ombudsman.

Tau said that the average income of households was just over R15,000, with 50% of households earning around R3,543.