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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.
Issued by the Communications and Customer Care Unit