Province: North West
District Municipality: Ngaka Modiri Molema
Local Municipality: Ditsobotla
Towns incorporated: Biesiesvlei, Coligny, Lichtenburg.
Why the OUTA Branch?
The business community of Lichtenburg approached OUTA to assist in the process of keeping the electricity and water supply on, following Ditsobotla LM’s failure to pay Eskom and honour the repayment plan with Sedibeng Water. The commercial employers are at risk of scaling down, which will have a severe negative impact on the already high unemployment rate in the community. After investigation, it became clear that various issues revolve around the lack of accountability within the LM. Due to the status quo, it was decided to establish an OUTA Branch to enable businesses and residents to have an organised apolitical platform, to hold those who govern Ditsobotla’s LM to account and to ensure public funds are being spent cost-effectively and economically.
How we work?
OUTA Local provides the local community with a well-established and organised support system including research, investigations, litigation, communications, empowerment and a financial platform.
The local branch will represent the interests of businesses and residents within the jurisdiction of the Local municipality which will be guided and empowered by the Regional Management team and OUTA’s national offices.
This endeavour is completely dependent on the sustainable crowd funding method whereby residents within the Municipality, fund the initiatives of the OUTA local branch.
Why we need YOU
The only way a local initiative like this can succeed is through businesses and residents taking ownership of their problems by enabling the sustainability of their local branch through a recurring monthly contribution.
If you believe in the OUTA vision and mission you and your business can get involved through becoming supporters of the OUTA local initiative. It is important to ensure that you join the branch established within your local municipality.
The community, including local businesses, are the “shareholders” of the municipality and have every right to know where the money, be it MIG funding, equitable share, other grants and income from rates and taxes, is being spent. Transparency must be fostered by providing the public with timely, accessible and accurate information.
The Municipal Calendar indicating timelines for finalization of the Budget, SDBIP, Annual Financial Statements, Annual Report, In-Year reporting, Adjustment Budget and the IDP, must be circulated and made known to the public. It is convenient for Municipalities to keep information away from the tax and rate payers, this way few questions will be asked.
The point of departure would be the IDP, the IDP should be a bankable business, outlining the annual development of the Municipality and key performance indicators.
Contact your local OUTA representative
For general enquiries, please use the General form. For supporter related queries please use the Supporter’s contact form above.
OUTA’s office number is 087 170 0639 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm or contact us via email email@example.com
WELCOME TO EFFECTIVE ACTIVE CITIZENRY
Your contribution will enable the sustainability needed to hold your local government to account for maladministration and the corrupt use of tax- and ratepayers money.
Your financial contribution, no matter the amount, sustains the actions of the OUTA Local Branch’s operations which comprises of legal, investigation, research and communication.
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WHY BLOW THE WHISTLE?
Any information that you can provide related to squandering, maladministration, and misuse of your taxes and rates is essential for OUTA to fight on your behalf, not only to expose the wrongdoing, but to also hold those responsible for maladministration and/or corruption to account.
Our whistle blower platform enables you to send information securely whilst taking every possible measure to protect your identity. We encourage you to use this specifically created platform and to please refrain from direct telephonic and/or e-mail correspondence.
BE A HERO! Should you have any information on corruption within our government or state owned entities, or any associated companies or individuals, click on the “BLOW THE WHISTLE” button. We take all whistle blowing seriously and endeavour to respond to all submissions with care. Please check regularly for any communications from us.
Thank you for choosing to be an Active Citizen.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY WHISTLEBLOWING INFORMATION?
Your information or report submitted will be reviewed by OUTA’s legal department to
determine the usefulness, and if necessary, the investigation action plan.
If your information or report concerns a supporter of OUTA, then your information or
report will be referred to an internal legal entity within the OUTA organisation.
OUTA has partnered with Whispli.com to provide a secure, offshore, third party application for whistleblowing information sharing and reporting. By using a third party application, we can ensure your confidentiality when submitting information or reporting. We guarantee confidentiality should you wish stay anonymous.
By submitting your information through this Whistleblowing platform, you will be taken out of the OUTA website to the secure third party application which is not linked to our servers or data storage content in any way. Your information is thus securely stored off-shore and our only access to you is through the secure and private message posting process managed by the third party application.
Should you chose to provide us with your contact or personal details in the form, you will have elected not to remain anonymous to us at OUTA. In doing so, whilst we will endeavour to ensure your details do remain confidential within OUTA’s Whistleblowing Team, we cannot be held liable for any developments whereby your anonymity is compromised as a result of the work we do. However, we have no intention of disclosing your contact or personal details, unless you expressly advise us to do so, and even then, it will be at the discretion of the OUTA management.