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AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY WELCOMES INTERIM MM FROM COGTA MEC

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AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY WELCOMES INTERIM MM FROM COGTA MEC 

 

 

 

 

 ADM HEADQUARTERS, CHISELHURST, 07 NOVEMBER 2022 

 

 

Amathole District Municipality welcomes Mr. MonwabisiSomana as the district’s new interim Municipal Manager. This, after the request was made by Executive Mayor Anele Ntsangani to COGTA MEC Zolile Williams in August 2022.

 

It is expected that Mr Somana holds office whilst assisting the district with the appointment of the Accounting Officer.

 

For any enquiries contact ADM Spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso at 082 419 0161 | 083 516 9122emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONE GOVERNMENT ONE VOICE: ADM EXECUTIVE MAYOR NTSANGANI TO HOST FIRST COMMUNITY IMBIZO

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ADM Headquarters: East London, Wednesday, 02 November 2022

 

Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Executive Mayor Cllr Anele Ntsangani, will host a Mayoral Imbizo with the communities of Bedford, in Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality. Accompanied by both the district and local municipal leadership, this will be Cllr Ntsangani's first public engagement in a form of an Imbizo to address challenges in line with ADM's functions and powers.

 

At the fore, Mayor Ntsangani will account on upcoming projects for the area of Msobomvu township along with progress update on the existing ones. 

 

“As a government of the people, it is our core business to ensure that our communities are heard and are given a platform to share their areas of concern. This is so we can all together come up with ways to address these challenges" - said Ntsangani. 

 

 

 

Further into the programme and as a gesture of goodwill,  Mayor Ntsangani will also handover basic daily essentials to families whose homes were damaged during a recent unrest by members of the community that left some households destitute. 

  

 

For any enquiries contact ADM Spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso at 082 419 0161 | 083 516 9122 (WhatsApp) | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

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ADM COUNCIL APPOINTS INTERIM BOARD FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

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ADM COUNCIL APPOINTS INTERIM BOARD FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

 ADM HEADQUARTERS, TUESDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2022 

 

Amathole District Municipality Executive Mayor Anele Ntsangani announced an interim board of its development agency, Aspire in a special council meeting called for 01 November 2022. 

This after he was tasked by the council wherein a unanimous resolution was taken to delegate the Executive Mayor to, amongst others, devise mechanism to dissolve the current Board of Aspire and be replaced through the appointment of an Interim Board for purposes of continuity of operations while salvaging the reputation of the district and its entity for the next three month, a period within which a new board will have to be appointed. accedes

 

Today, the Council approved the implementation of the resolution to dissolve the Board of Aspire and approved the appointment of an Interim Board, namely, Chairperson: Mr Sindile Toni,  Members: Ms Chwayita Stofile, Mr Luntu Sokutu, Mr Lubabalo Gwintsa, Advocate Masibulele T Sothenjwa, Mr Mandilakhe V Dilima. 

 

While the interim structure may be expected to be in place for three months, Mayor Ntsangani deems its work "could be completed even sooner", thus indicating their servitude to last until a permanent Board has been appointed. 

 

In addition to the resolutions taken today was an approval by Council to fill the vacant position of the ADM Municipal Manager as well as establishment of credible panel for the recruitment, shortlisting, interviewing and selection of the appropriate candidate. 

 

This follows a Special Council Meeting for ADM that sat on 08 July 2022, wherein Council considered a report that was presented by the Executive Mayor in relation to a court judgement that set aside the appointment of then Municipal Manager, Dr TT Mnyimba as illegal. 

 

“In pursuance for the implementation of the said judgement, [that] by implication [meant] that the position of the municipal manager for ADM has since been vacant”- concluded the Executive Mayor.

 



For any enquiries contact ADM Spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso at 082 419 0161 | 083 516 9122 (WhatsApp) | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

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Executive Mayor Cllr Anele Ntsangani's intervenes on Tsomo-Ngqamakhwe Bulk Water Supply project

Amathole District Municipality’s Executive Mayor Cllr Anele Ntsangani accompanied by Director of Engineering Services who is also the Acting Municipal Manager of the District Makhaya Dungu, Department of Water and Sanitation Director Zandisile Nonjuzana and program director for the day Cllr Xolisa Pupuma from Mnquma Local Municipality afforded disgruntled stakeholders which include (community members, workers and the business sector) at the Tsomo-Ngqamakhwe Bulk Water Supply the opportunity to share their grievances on matters related to this water project. This meeting was held at Ngqamakhwe RWSS Phase 5A site, Thursday 27 October 2022.
The basis of this meeting was on the issue of the termination of the contract between Amathole District Municipality and the then appointed contractor (Department of Water and Sanitation's Construction Unit) who had failed to deliver on the scope of work as stipulated and agreed upon in a binding contract causing the municipality to be deemed non performing thus loosing R140million of the R200million allocated in the first phase of the project.
This decision, although deemed as the reasonable option by all parties involved (Construction Unit, DWS and ADM), workers did not agree as they felt wrongfully done and negatively affected in terms of skills development opportunities and possible permanent employment opportunities they say they would have benefitted from with the Construction Unit.
Explaining further on this matter was ADM's Acting MM Makhaya Dungu. “Yes the contract with the Construction Unit has been terminated due to various reasons one of which being that they were not able to progress with the scope of work given to them at the specified timeline thus affecting their performance report and this among many other reasons showed they did not have the capacity to perform at the level needed. With this said, all that was agreed upon in terms of salaries/wages of workers and other staleholder benefits which include 30% of the budget going to SMMEs will not be affected” - he assured stakeholders.
Director of Water and Sanitation Zandile Nonjuzana further shared that the longer the appointment of a new contractor was withheld then the more money would be taken from this project and redirected to other projects within the province that are progressing. “For example as the project sponsor we reduced the R200 million rands initially allocated to this project to R60 million and redirectedvthe funds to other projects that are progressing well within the Province, with hopes that work for this project will be able to resume and the remaining R60million be put into use by March 2023 which is the end of the financial year for our Department".
Concluding the meeting was Executive Mayor Cllr Anele Ntsangani who took to the platform, assuring stakeholders that their grievances have been heard. “We thank you all again for affording us the opportunity to engage with you, you spoke and we have listened. All we ask is for you to give us at least 21 days to go discuss and deliberate on what was presented here today which includes issues around skills transfer and possible employment opportunities. Ours is to support and empower the communities that we serve and we hope when we return here again, we will come back with solutions and a way forward that will make everyone happy” - he said.

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