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ADM welcomes the EC Provincial Executive decision to invoke section 139 (5) (a) of the Constitution

Media Statement 

For immediate release

ADM welcomes the EC Provincial Executive decision to invoke section 139 (5) (a) of the Constitution 

ADM Headquarters, Thursday 21 January 2021

In 2017, the Accounting Officer instituted a diagnostic analysis of Amathole District Municipality (ADM). Council adopted the Diagnostic Report in 2018, highlighting threats and weaknesses that may lead to the failure of the District.

In 2018, Council approved a Municipal Turnaround Strategy 2018 – 2023 using the Diagnostic Report as one of the baseline documents. Organisational Development and Design, Three Year Financial Recovery Plan and Five Year Financial Plan are amongst few strategic plans within the ADM Municipal Turnaround Strategy.

In March 2019, Council approved a Forty (40) Year Long Term Prognosis for An Amathole Smart District towards 2058. Council identified strategic catalytic projects and projects of strategic importance within Vision 2058: “Building a Smart District”.

Since 2018, ADM has been engaging and soliciting financial and non – financial support from National and Provincial Government in line with section 154 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, as challenges require a collective and integrated approach. The Former Executive Mayor, Cllr Nxawe, Former Acting Executive Mayor, Cllr Mnqwazi and now I are on record seeking the above – mentioned support from both National and Provincial Government.

Nevertheless, on behalf of ADM Council we welcome the invoking of section 139 (5) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa by the Provincial Executive as an administrative tool of intervention. This intervention will strengthen ADM's Financial Recovery Plan. ADM Council also welcomes the established Multi – Disciplinary Team with set Work – Streams as an attempt to resolve ADM challenges.

Lastly, ADM Council assures all communities, within our jurisdiction, of its commitment to provide services in an efficient, effective and sustainable manner during this challenging period.

*This statement must be attributed to the Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality Cllr Khanyile Maneli 

For Media enquiries, contact ADM spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso at 0824190161, via WhatsApp 0835169122, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NON PAYMENT OF SALARIES CIRCULAR WITHDRAWN

MEDIA STATEMENT 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NON PAYMENT OF SALARIES CIRCULAR WITHDRAWN

ADM Headquarters, Tuesday 19 January 2020

 

Following engagements with the National and Provincial Government held on 15th January 2021 Amathole District Municipality (ADM) has withdrawn the circular on none payment of salaries for its 1670 workforce.  The meeting resolved on the establishment of a multi-disciplinary task team whose task is to strengthen and implement a sustainable financial recovery plan for the Municipality.

We have full confidence in the engagements of the task team that they will yield positive results hence the withdrawal of the initial circular.  I must reiterate our commitment as the leadership of the institution to turn the fortunes of our district for the better whilst servicing our communities.

ENDS

Statement By : The Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality,  Cllr Khanyile Maneli 

 

For Media enquiries, contact ADM spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso at 0824190161, via WhatsApp 0835169122, email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADM MUNICIPAL MANAGER PARODY TWITTER ACCOUNT

MEDIA STATEMENT 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADM MUNICIPAL MANAGER PARODY TWITTER ACCOUNT

ADM Headquarters, 17 January 2021

Amathole District Municipal Manager Dr Thandekile Mnyimba officially distances himself from a Twitter parody account under the handle @DrMnyimba. 

The municipal manager does not have a Twitter or any social media account in his personal capacity.

The account, which was created in January 2021 uses Mnyimba's name and a picture of him as the account's profile picture. 

The Twitter account states it’s a parody account in its description; “MansNotDrMnyimba”

Any municipal related information can be verified by contacting ADM spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso at 0824190161, via WhatsApp 0835169122, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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