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Vote of Thanks by the Amathole District Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr Nomasikizi Konza at the reception of Reverand Jesse Jackson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cllr Nomasikizi Konza   
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:48

Our guest of Honour, Reverand Jesse Jackson

The Honourable Premier of the Eastern Cape, Phumulo 


The Honourable MEC and our main host, Pemmy 


Honourable Members of the Provincial Executive Council

The Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Zukiswa Ncitha

The troika of the two hosting Municipalities

The Mayoral Committees of both Amathole and Buffalo City

Royalties and traditional leaders

Councillors at large

Ladies and gentlemen

Our principals, the political Leadership of the Eastern cape 

Province, Amathole District and Buffalo City Metro

Representatives from Municipalities and government 


Members of the media


Molweni nonke ngalenjikalanga. Good afternoon.


As said by all speakers, it is a glorious day. Glorious because it is a fulfilment of a dream to most of us, having watched the noble Reverand from afar, and  today we are rubbing shoulders at face value. For the people in this hall today, and the millions in our province, the presence of the Reverand is very symbolic. In that it reminds us and awakeness us to the fact that we are so special.As a country, South Africa has been through a lot.

Forget the rosey picture and starture that we now hold in the continent and the rest of the world.

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 October 2014 06:27 )
ADM to strengthen disaster management in the district PDF Print E-mail
Written by Siyabulela Makunga   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:14

Media Advisory 

 For Immediate Release

ADM to strengthen disaster management in the district  

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


ADM Headquarters

Amathole District Municipality (ADM) will hold a game-changing Disaster Management Summit to strengthen disaster management in the district. The two-day Summit will be held at Empekweni Beach Resort situated in Ngqushwa Local Municipality on the 16th and 17th of October 2014. 

ADM Executive Mayor Nomasikizi Konza is expected to address the Summit.  

This culminates from the resolution of the Mayoral Committee of the Amathole District Municipality that a summit on disaster management be hosted for key stakeholders to present their roles and responsibilities in disaster management. MayCo’s decision came after the ADM Department of Community Services which is also responsible for disaster management conducted a disaster risk and vulnerability assessment so as to better inform disaster management planning processes. 

The assessment report has identified top ten (10) priority disaster risks for ADM as follows: 

Hydro-meteorological – Drought; 

Disease / Health - Disease: Human; 

Transport Hazards - Road Transportation; 

Civil Unrest – Crime; 

Hydro-meteorological Hazards - Floods (River, Urban & Dam Failure); 

Fire Hazards - Formal & Informal Settlements / Urban Area; 

Hydro-meteorological Hazards - Severe Storms (Wind, Hail, Snow, Lightning, Fog); 

Fire Hazards - Veld/Forest Fires; 

Disease / Health - Disease: Animal; and 

Pollution - Water Pollution (Fresh and Sea) 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:18 )
Written by Siyabulela Makunga   
Monday, 06 October 2014 10:25

On Friday 02nd October 2014, President Jacob Zuma restored hope to an elderly Nontsizi Dukashe. His Excellency, President Zuma was in the company of Amathole District Municipality [ADM] Executive Mayor Nomasikizi Konza, National Government Ministers, Premier Phumulo Masuale, Provincial MECs as well as ADM Municipal Manager Chris Magwangqana when he handed over an ablution facility to an elderly and hearing-impaired villager.  

The hand-over was an integral part of the launch of phase three (3) of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) which was held on the same day at Keiskammahoek. The launch enjoined all three spheres of government while it showcased various programmes of the EPWP. 

During his 2014 State of the Nation Address President Jacob Zuma announced the creation of six million work opportunities by 2019.

The EPWP is a nationwide programme, which was launched in 2004, whose aim is still to provide short to medium term work opportunities with focus on poor households with bias to female run households and the youth. 

Asked how she felt about owning an ablution facility the Dukashe said “I am quite pleased and feel honoured to be visited by the President and delegates. At least now I will have a proper ablution facility which previously was just a dream for me.”

The ADM is currently implementing its provision of sanitation project throughout the district. In Amahlathi Local Municipality, a total number of 4 227 households are set to benefit.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:32 )