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ADM EMERGENCY DETAILS AS COUNCIL GOES TO RECESS

PUBLIC NOTICE 

 

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

 

ADM EMERGENCY DETAILS AS COUNCIL GOES TO RECESS  

Amathole District Municipality Council will be on official recess from 17 December 2018 - 08 January 2019.

 

Before the official adjournment today, Council Speaker held a closing ceremony yesterday, 13 December 2018, in an enclosed venue, to pay tribute to the efforts and work done by the 60 council members during the year 2018. The Speaker, Cllr Nceba Ndikinda handed over certificates under three categories for BEST PERFORMING COUNCILLORS WITH 100% ATTENDANCE, BEST PERFORMING COUNCILLORS WITH 100% ATTENDANCE TO COMMITTEES, as well as BEST PERFORMING STANDING COMMITTEES. An event that was first of its kind for the council. 

 

Whilst they’ll be taking a deserved break today, ADM staff will also be embarking on the “shutdown” of offices from 21 December 2018 to 07 January 2019. During this time, however, the ADM will be expected to continue providing water and sanitation services to its communities.  With the influx of holiday makers and people returning home for the holidays, water and sanitation systems, many of which are already running at capacity, will be put under severe strain. 

 

This unfortunately may results in more breakdowns than usual.  In addition to the extra demand placed on our systems, it is also the “rainy” season, where the probability of electric storms and tornadoes can be on the increase.  These events often lead to damaged electrical equipment and power outages, which also contribute to system failures during this period. In order to ensure that operations continue during this period and that service disruptions are kept to minimum the ADM has put the following plan in place:

 

Operations Managers will be on duty/standby during this period to oversee operations and deal with any emergencies; Operational staff will be on duty and standby during the shutdown period and public holidays to ensure that services are rendered.  Operational staff include the process controllers at treatments facilities, artisan plumbers to address pipe leaks, bursts and sewage spillages and mechanical and electrical artisans to attend to pumps etc.  

 

The superintendents who manage the day to day operational activities will also be on duty during this period; Chemicals have been pre-ordered to ensure no chemical shortages occur during the shutdown period; Extra pipe fittings have been procured for the Satellite office stores to ensure that pipe bursts and leaks can be attended to during the shutdown period; Arrangements have been made with key service providers to assist with any major breakdowns; 

 

ADM water tankers will be operational for the full duration of the shutdown period; Additional sewer tankers have been hired for the coastal resort towns where demand for conservancy tank clearance increase; The public is also encouraged to call the number 043 831 1084 to report any water related and all emergencies, otherwise a list of numbers in case of emergencies for various officials in all the satellite offices within the local municipalities has been attached for your convenience 

 

Customers are also encouraged and requested to use the following retail stores to pay their accounts: 

Standard Bank, Pep, Pick n Pay, Usave, Shoprite & Checkers, Spar, Boxer and Ackermans or the nearest Post Office with ADM Prefix number: 11518 for payments during the shutdown period. 

OR make a deposit directly to: 

 

STANDARD BANK

Banking details are as follows:

Account Name: Amathole District Municipality

Account Number: 081093454

Branch Code: 050021

 

Your account number should be quoted as your reference number so payment can be allocated timeously. 

 

 

ATTACHED ARE THE ADM SHUTDOWN EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS 

 

The media can direct all their enquiries to ADM Spokesperson Ms Noni Madikizela-Vuso at  082 419 0161 | email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Issued by ADM Communications

 

GREAT KEI LM DAM WATER LEVELS DEPLETED

PUBLIC NOTICE 

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

GREAT KEI LM DAM WATER LEVELS DEPLETED

Head Quarters, Monday 10 November 2018

 

 

 

Amathole District Municipality would like to inform Great Kei Local Municipality residents of water depleted Cwili dam thus affecting water supply in Kei Mouth and Cwili Township. ADM is currently pumping water across to Kei Mouth form Morgan’s Bay and has also installed a pump in the Cwili Dam to extract the remaining water which is estimated to offer a 2 week’s supply to the communities there. In addition to mitigating the dry dam, ADM has started a process to look into the restoration of a pumping system out of Kei River as well as a possibility of equipping a borehole to supplement the supply. 

Communities are urged to use water sparingly at all times.

Issued by ADM Communications

Contact ADM Spokesperson N Vuso on 0824190161 for enquiries. 

ADM EXECUTIVE MAYOR TO HOST CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON FOR CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY

 

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ADM EXECUTIVE MAYOR TO HOST CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON FOR CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY 

 

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS, THUSRDAY, 06 DECEMBER 2018.

 

ADM EXECUTIVE MAYOR Councillor Nomfusi Nxawe will be hosting a Christmas party for children and the elderly citizens in two local municipalities, namely Mbhashe and Great Kei. 

 

According to Nxawe, “ hosting of these two events will be an added chance to connect with ADM senior citizens and children, both of which are close to her heart, particularly the latter as “they are truly the future leaders of this country”. She added that as a caring government we should continually safeguard the welfare of the most vulnerable groups in our society and create safe and secure environment in which the senior citizens and in particular the children can grow, learn and develop their full potential in South Africa”. 

 

“In the spirit of Tata Nelson Mandela it my belief as well that we can only secure the future of the country by taking care of its children and nurturing their early development. In addition, taking a leaf from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s vision for the country, these two events will also afford me with the opportunity to play my duty in line with the “Thuma Mna” theme”- concludes Nxawe.

 

 

 

EVENTS DETAILS

 

1.

 

Venue 1 :  Nenemba Early Childhood Development Centre, Timani Location, Mbhashe LM

 

 

Date :  06 December 2018

 

Time : 10H00

2.

 

Venue 2 :  Mzwini Early Childhood Development Centre, Mzwini, Great Kei LM

 

 

Date :  10 December 2018

 

Time : 10H00

Media is cordially invited to attend and cover the event.

 

 

Issued by Communications and Customer Care

 

For enquiries, contact ADM Spokesperson N Vuso : 082 419 0161 | 043 783 2500 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

ADM AGRI EXPO A SUCCESS

MEDIA RELEASE 

 

FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

 

ADM AGRI EXPO A SUCCESS  

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS, 14 NOVEMBER 2018 

 

 

 

The Amathole District Municipality held its 7th Annual Agri Expo at the Willowvale in Mbhashe Local Municipality yesterday, 13 November 2018. The partnership with Eastern Cape Economic Development (ECDC), Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform(DRDAR), Mbhashe Local Municipality, Umtiza Farmers Co-Operation, as well as the business sector and other stakeholders, ensured that ADM Expo was a success.

 

 “The expo was a great success and people attended in numbers. The objective was to expose our small scale/emerging farmers to opportunities to link their produce to present business sectors to forge strong relations in respect of breeding and farming techniques, machinery and equipments, financial assistance as well as trading”- said ADM Executive Mayor Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe.

As stakeholders took turns in sharing key aspects of their respective business focus, farmers received all the relevant exposure they may have required. 

 

 “It gives me great pleasure to see that we have cross cutting generation attending this year’s expo. If I could just focus on the youth, I’d say they must take the baton from us as in now, today to work and plough the land our forebears left behind. Our wealth lies within us as the people of Amathole District” - said Nxawe.

 As LMs competed for the prestigious number one spot for the best stall and livestock breeding, the judges had a tough time nominating this year’s winner.  Mbhashe LM was one of the competitors and took the first place winning the rotating trophy from last year’s winner, Ngqushwa LM, followed by Mnquma and Great Kei in second and third place, respectively.

 

 Issued by ADM Communications

 

 

 

For further enquiries contact ADM Spokesperson Noni Vuso Mobile: 082 419 0161 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADM STAFF LENDS A HELPING HAND

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 FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

 ADM STAFF LENDS A HELPING HAND

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS, 02ND NOVEMBER 2018

 

On Wednesday morning of 31 October 2018, an Amathole District Municipality employee, Miss Lindelwa Payiya came across a plight of a stranger over the waves while listening to the East London based Link FM.

 

After hearing a sad recount of one Sylvia Cophiso’s ordeal, Payiya took it upon herself to do something to bring a measure of change in the woman’s life. With no job and mouth to feed, Cophiso showed courage as she braved fear when she asked for help from any of the FM’s listeners. Cophiso’s story is that she had a son, currently in grade 10, whose dire living circumstances threatened to stand in the way of him writing his exams, let alone finishing school. “As I was listening to this story over the radio, I told myself that I needed to do something as a parent and that is when I called in the radio and asked for Silvia Cophiso’s contact details. Thereafter, I shared her sad story among ADM staff, in hope that we could all do something to change the family of two’s situation, albeit temporary. My colleagues were gracious and generous in their contributions to buy not only shoes but additional grocery items as well”- said Payiya.

 

An evidently excited Payiya gathered some of her colleagues yesterday and drove out to Frankford to deliver the gifts to the Cophiso family. Shocked to the core by the unexpected visit and contribution, particularly from civil servants, Sylvia Cophiso said- “It’s been three [3] days since we had food in [our] house and my child was losing hope on his dreams because he couldn't go to school barefoot. I want to thank the ADM staff for their generosity as today not only will my child and I eat, but he will also be able to go to school to write his exams.”

Today the Grade 10 learner, Sesethu Cophiso from Frankford is writing his exams and has food in his stomach because of caring ADM employees.

 

Issued by ADM Communications

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