8 March, 2019

His Excellency the Prime Minister, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini paid the Ministry of Public Works and Transport a courtesy call where he called for efficiency in doing more for less.

This was part of his courtesy call to all government ministries. The PM was warmly welcomed by the Minister Chief Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe, Principal Secretary Makhosini Mndawe and staff.

In his welcoming remarks, the Minister emphasized the importance of the Premier’s visit to the ministry and how grateful he was that the PM would get to know the ministry's departments and what they do. The Minister expressed the importance of transparency among government officials and how this could take the country to greater heights. “I believe what the PM has to deliver for the ministry will be very much helpful in setting tone towards our operations,” said the Minister as he welcomed the PM.

Doing more for less

The ministry was encouraged by the Prime Minister to come up with innovative yet economically viable ways to improve service delivery. “We are accountable to civil servants and the nation on how we use their tax. So, we need to learn to utilize available resources to achieve more with less while maintaining quality,” he said.

The ministry was also encouraged to finalise the strategy that would ensure it delivers on such a mandate. The Premier was very optimistic that in 2 to 4 years the national economy will be very much transformed for the better.

Model State

The Prime Minister made an example of countries who had turned their economic situations around for the better in the past and highlighted the country was looking up to same in making the country a model state for economic turnaround for improvement. “The ministry has a huge assignment that can never be underestimated because infrastructure is very key to national advancement and tourism attraction. We want this country to be a model state as the King’s 2022 vision states. That can only happen through the efficiency of the ministry,” he said.

Toll Gates     

He also wondered if the ministry would push to resuscitate the establishment of toll-gates. He was of the view that money collected from toll-gates would greatly help in maintaining national roads. “As a means to help with the maintenance of these important roads, the issue of the construction of toll-gates ought to be revisited, and brought back to Cabinet,” he said.

Team Spirit

A huge emphasis on collaboration within the ministry itself, and other ministries was made by the Premier when he called for cooperation between the ministry and all its stakeholders, underlining that team spirit was key and very important in all partnerships.



The ministry handles massive projects and worth huge national financial resources drawing a lot of attention and public scrutiny towards the ministry, but nonetheless, we cannot control how we are perceived but we can control our manner of service delivery and I encourage everyone to build their names by improving their service delivery rate. - Honourable Chief Ndlaluhlaza Ndwandwe

“I always tell the story of Nehemiah in the Bible who was sent by God to rebuild Jerusalem. I have been appointed for same in these trying economic times hence the visit to all ministries, including this one, so I can familiarise myself and see where and how you work. I believe this is the season for us to work together to take the country to greater heights. God is going to make this nation very successfulHis Excellency, Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

“As a means to help with the maintenance of these important roads, the issue of the construction of toll-gates ought to be revisited, and brought back to Cabinet” - His Excellency, Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

“I am happy on your behalf that you have the Chief as a Minister. He is young, energetic and represents you well as a member of Cabinet. He loves his work; he is respectful and humble and he puts the country and authorities first.” - His Excellency, Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

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