promote a culture of performance management among its political structures, political office bearers and councillors in its administration;
and administer its affairs in an economical, effective, efficient and accountable manner.
- Clear delineation of powers and functions among the legislature and executive arms,
- Executive accountability for service delivery and development,
- Independent and representative oversight by the legislature.
The different roles and responsibilities in the governance framework are summarised below:
Ward councillors play a central role in the communication process between the communities they represent and the municipality, reporting back regularly through ward meetings and assisting the community in identifying needs and priority areas for development which feed into the municipality's planning processes.
Thaba Chweu is made up of 14 wards with 21 councillors, consisting of the 14 directly elected ward councillors and 7 proportional representatives elected through political party lists. Each of the ward councillors chairs a ward committee as part of the Ward Participatory System that brings participation to community levels.