Contexualising leadership challenges in municipalities : a developmental impression

Show simple item record Madumo, Onkgopotse Senatla 2013-09-13T13:16:05Z 2013-09-13T13:16:05Z 2012-12
dc.description.abstract Municipal services are imperative in maintaining a reasonable standard of living of the people in a particular area of jurisdiction. In most African states, municipalities have a challenge as they are not achieving their predetermined developmental objectives. The role of a municipality is to inter alia create an environment conducive to the advancement of development by ensuring the delivery of the expected services. The failure to deliver services is often associated with the lack of proper leadership that might exist in municipalities, where both the elected offi ce bearers and administrative offi cials lack the necessary skills to perform the required tasks. This article will address the leadership quagmire that exists in local government in selected countries. Firstly the article will explain the local government environment and its purpose in a developing country. This will be done by explicating the nature and character of municipalities. Secondly, a literature review will assist in assessing the different leadership styles and consequently comparing them with the existing municipal offi cials present in municipalities. The assessment of leadership styles is necessary for the determination of the effectiveness of the delivery of services and the implementation of municipal programmes. Lastly, the article will provide suggestions to resolve the pertinent question of effective municipal government and subsequently ensure equitable service delivery. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Madumo, OS 2012, 'Contexualising leadership challenges in municipalities : a developmental impression', African Journal of Public Affairs, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 82-92. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1997-7441
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Consortium of Public Administration en_US
dc.rights African Consortium of Public Administration en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Municipalities en_US
dc.title Contexualising leadership challenges in municipalities : a developmental impression en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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