Councillors trained in computers

By Joshua Motsomane

THABAZIMBI – The Municipal Corporate Services organised computer training for its councillors on how to use computers on 11-12 October.

Ten (10) councillors were targeted for the first session and the remaining 13 will follow soon. Training was offered free of charge and was presented by Mr Terrence Sakwe of DBSA.

The purpose of this programme is to encourage the description of the basic elements of a computer-based information system. It is also to demonstrate how to utilise computer applications commonly found in the municipal and public environment. Another purpose of the programme is to help the councillors to identifying opportunities to use computer as a management tool.

The councillors were shown how to type, save and download information from a computer.”We organised the training since a lot of councillors face difficulty in accessing our website and some of the information that are easily accessible through emails”, said Lindiwe Raborife, Skills Development Facilitator.

Furthermore they were trained on Local Government Network (LGNet) and Local Government Resource Centre (LGRC). The objective of LGRC is to establish a one-stop support centre for municipalities that will be directly accessible to all municipalities and other local government stakeholders through virtual private network.

“Further training will be organised to equip councillors to do their work more effectively”, said Cllr Matsietsa in her closing remarks. She further thanked all 10 councillors for availing themselves during the training session.

Councillors and facilitator during computer training session.