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ADM RECOMMITS TO REVIVAL OF MORAL REGENERATION MOVEMENT STRUCTURES
16 September 2014
Amathole District Municipality (ADM) has recommitted to revive local and district municipality structures of the Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM).
The election of the Nkonkobe Local Municipality representatives to the District Conference on Moral Regeneration Movement yesterday has reaffirmed ADM’s resolute stance to root-out foreign and inhumane acts of immorality in the district.
“Issues of Moral Regeneration Movement, cut across all spheres of leadership”. Those were the firm words uttered by ADM Speaker Councillor Samkelo Janda, in his address during a one day MRM Local Municipality Conference held at Happy Rest in Alice. Another preparatory MRM Conference is currently underway at Amahlathi Local Municipality. The Conferences are a build-up to a two day District MRM Conference scheduled to take place on the 18-19 September 2014, at Mpekweni Resort. In the main, the preparatory Conferences which commenced last week, aims to revive MRM structures in all local municipalities that are within the ADM jurisdiction.
The initiative culminates from a mandate of the Eastern Cape Premier Honourable Pumullo Masualle, as well as the MRM Custodian Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa after they discovered that there is a great need to revive MRM structures that are currently labelled as “reactive”.
Addressing civil society structures Janda said when Premier Masualle took over the reins, he instructed eight (8) district municipalities and metros in the province to revive MRM structures. Towards the end of each MRM Conference local municipalities are expected to nominate fifteen (15) committee members that will represent them in a District Conference. The committees are in turn expected to establish sub-structures that will address among other issues Family values, Poverty, Education and Religion. The committee will be the face of the MRM in each local municipality which will also ensure that MRM programmes are implemented.
The MRM was established in 2003. It is a brainchild of the negotiations that started in 1992 by the former South African President, the late Dr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and its champion is FatherSmangaliso Mkhatshwa. At the time it was housed in the office of the then Deputy President Thabo Mbeki. The programme was later cascaded down to Premiers nationwide and was subsequently directed to municipalities for it to be run by the Speaker’ office.
Issued by the Amathole District Municipality’s Communications & Customer Care Unit.
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