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
Issued by ADM Communications