Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Thursday reminded newly-appointed Members of the Executive Council (MECs) that public office was about working hard and smart to meet the needs and expectations of the residents of the province.
“Let us remember that we are servants of the people, not the celebrities. We must carry ourselves with utmost humility and impeccable integrity at all times,” Makhura said during the swearing-in ceremony for new MECs in Parktown, Johannesburg.
About 10 MECs were on Thursday sworn-in by Gauteng Judge President Dunstan Mlambo.
Makhura congratulated all the new MECs and told them their jobs would not be easy. He warned them there would be temptations and urged them to put Gauteng residents first.
“We are not in office for our families and friends. We shall not fail the people of Gauteng.
“The people of our province want a smart, ethical and efficient public administration that uses technology and modern management practices to ensure that citizens access government services with ease,” said Makhura.