ADM SPEAKER COUNCILOR NONDUMISO MGIDLANA HOSTS THE MORAL REGENERATION MOVEMENT ELECTION CONFERENCE

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A new committee of Amathole District Municipality’s (ADM) Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) was elected at a conference held at the Calgary Council Chambers on 28 March 2022. ADM Council Speaker Nondumiso Mgidlana in whose office the MRM resides with said it was such programmes that help build the Amathole District and pledged support towards the new elect’s term of office. ADM MRM interim chairperson, Pastor Mziyanda Noqayi touched on the history and role of the structure describing it as “contributor when it comes to grooming a stable and sober youth”. Among the invited were delegates from each local municipality, traditional leaders, government departments and municipal leadership. With MRM strongly aligned to pastoral programmes, the conference saw a number of religious leaders from different dominions forming part of the conference as well as other community based stakeholders and municipal leadership.

With the horrendous history that South Africa has emerged from, the by-product culminated into erosion of certain fundamental values. “We as people of the district should protect, show respect and concern for all people and help where we can especially when it comes to GBV”- Great Kei's Cllr Ntombizanele Mngema. BCM MRM Secretary Pamella Jita warned on being a society that “promotes wrong doings” and urged all to “rather teach right from wrong so we can develop the ideal society we all wish for”. “ All this starts at home. If we don't have parents who show children the way and educate them in differentiating right from wrong then we as parents are not only failing the children but society as a whole”- said Jita.

The Moral Regeneration Movement is a civil structure which consists of members, serving on voluntary basis, from different community sectors. The new elects’ term is equal to that of a municipal council, which is five years. Newly elected members are as follows: Chairperson: Pastor Mziyanda Noqayi, Deputy Chairperson: Chief Sizakele Ngwekazi, Secretary: Miss Akhona Mxabangeli, Deputy Secretary: Miss Khuthala Manyuka, Treasurer: Mr Sonwabo Nogqala, Coordinator: Reverend Siphiwo Mankayi, Chaplain: Reverend Xola Frans Committee Members: Amahlathi: Mrs Nokwanda Ndaki , Chief Mncedisi Nathaniel Tuswa. Ngqushwa: Ms Siphokazi Mlumiso, Mr Asemahle Maneli. Raymond Mhlaba: Rev. Mphumzi Mthotywa, Rev. Nonceba Hoho. Mbashe: Mr Luna-thi Bomela, Pastor Sivuyile Mabhovane. Great Kei: Ms Nokwanda Boma, Mrs Nosakhele Bizani. Mnquma: Pastor Richard Sicelo Kutu, Chief Honjiswa Sokhapase .

 

For more information on the MRM, residents can contact the Speaker’s office on 043 782 2202

ADM EXECUTIVE MAYOR NDIKINDA HANDS OVER FOOD PARCELS TO MNGOBOZWENI VILLAGE DISASTER HIT VICTIMS

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Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Executive Mayor Nceba Ndikinda together with the National African Federation Chamber of Commerce's (NAFCOC) Mnquma office delivered food parcels on 01 March 2022 to victims who were affected by severe rains which left some residents homeless in December 2021 at Ngqamakwe's Mngobozweni Village.This, after residents of the village experienced severe rainfalls that led to major floods resulting in the unfortunate loss of homes. People from the community shared their stories describing the pain and challenges they have been facing daily due to them losing not only their houses but also , furniture, food, livestock and more. In response to the unforeseen yet tragic situation, Executive Mayor Ndikinda initiated an intervention plan with assistance from the Mnquma LM NAFCOC office Chairperson Zukile Mbelani. The collaboration saw the nine (9) households being assisted with food parcels.

 Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Executive Mayor Nceba Ndikinda together with the National African Federation Chamber of Commerce's (NAFCOC) Mnquma office delivered food parcels on 01 March2022 to victims who were affected by severe rains which left some residents homeless inDecember 2021 at Ngqamakwe's Mngobozweni Village. This, after residents of the village experienced severe rainfalls that led to major floods resulting in the unfortunate loss of homes. People from the community shared their stories describing the pain and challenges they have been facing daily due to them losing not only their houses but also , furniture, food, livestock and more. In response to the unforeseen yet tragic situation, Executive Mayor Ndikinda initiated an intervention plan with assistance from the Mnquma LM NAFCOC office Chairperson Zukile Mbelani. The collaboration saw the nine (9) households being assisted with food parcels.

Leading the handover of the parcels, Cllr Ndikinda empathetically said-“ As Mayor of the people it affects me greatly when I see people especially the elderly go through these experience and it is by such that we should strive to always serve and assistto the best of our abilities to, implement positive change whether big or small for our people“ . In agreement, Nafcoc's Mbelani remarked - "We are not here to brag but with the grace of God and the position he has put us in, we believe we have a social responsibility to our people and communities” .Extending words of gratitude on behalf of the recipients and the community at large was Ward 12 Committee Member Nothemba Sanda - "in the 18 years I have lived here, this is the first time we have had someone do what has been done here today and for that we are thankful and grateful“.End

 

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADM OWED R927 000 000.00

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ATTENTION : EDITORS, JOURNALISTS, PRODUCERS 

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ADM OWED R927 000 000.00 

 

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS - THURSDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2022

 

 

 Amathole District Municipality (ADM) is currently owed 927 million rands by government departments, local municipalities, businesses, and households as at 31 January 2022. ADM seeks to announce its displeasure with the culture of non-payment by its customers as this act has severe effects on the institution’s ability to render services. Subsequently, drastic actions will be meted out on any individual or entity defaulting on payments. 

Government departments and state organs owe ADM a total of R15 796 470. 

 

· The Department of Education – R 5 188 511 

· ECDC – R 1 882 490 

· Department of Health – R 2 018 501 

· Department of Roads & Public Works – R 3 793 888 

· Social Development – R 505 734 

· Transnet – R 1 168 516 

 

ADM has already started disconnecting debtors such as the Department of Education (DoE) which has not made any form of arrangement towards paying their debt. The disconnection has had a negative impact on schooling as most schools have closed due to a lack of water. Whilst access to water is a basic human right as entailed in the constitution, ADM is caught between a rock and a hard place as it requires to purchase service delivery material such as chemicals to treat water and service its paying customers as well as indigents. The dire consequences of the non-payment by the DoE will be to the detriment of pupils. Meanwhile, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) failed to honour its commitment to make payment at an agreed date and as such it has also been disconnected. 

 

The department of health has settled half of its R4 million debt and has made a commitment to pay the full amount in April 2022 after its budget allocation processes. Transnet on the other hand last made a payment in December 2021, paying only R22 523.66 of its R1 882 490 debt. 

Social Development committed to settle their debt by 17th of February 2022, however, they have not delivered on their promise. 



The department of roads and public works has made arrangements to pay R1 million a month to cover their debt. 



ADM requires all these government offices to pay up or face the consequences. 

 

Most alarming and disheartening of all is the R52 709 314 owed to ADM by five (5) of its six (6) local municipalities whilst Ngqushwa has an up to date account. “The issue of non-payment by municipalities within the district is counter-productive and sets a bad precedence” said ADM Municipal Manager Dr. Thandekile Mnyimba. 

 

· Amahlathi – R 1 143 389 

· Mbhashe - R653 060 

· Great Kei – R 1 124 354 

· Mnquma – R 18 196 658 

· Raymond Mhlaba – R 31 455 508 

· Ngqushwa – UP TO DATE

 

Raymond Mhlaba is the only municipality that has not made arrangements to pay its excessive R31 million debt. 

 

Businesses in the district owe a staggering R76 016 938 and as such disconnections have been effected, alarmingly though, is the fact that none of the affected businesses have stepped forward to pay or make arrangements. 

This means that some of these businesses may still be benefitting illicitly from our services through illegal water connections. Hence inspections on business properties will be conducted and those found to have illegal connections will be dealt with accordingly.



ADM will continue to exercise its right to disconnect all indebted parties without fear or favour. 

 

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

 

Issued by the Communications and Customer Care Unit. 

 

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Communication and Media Capacitation workshop

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The hybrid communication and media capaciation workshop for councillors and seniors administration at Municipal level held on the 18th February 2022. The purpose of the training is to fill the gap between councilors and the communities by expounding the significance of communications as it is the pivotal  tool of disseminating information from the Municipality to its communities and the public in general and to equip the leadership with the knowledge of how to respond to the media and to maximally use the media in keeping citizens informed of services rendered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEVERE STORM HITS ADM 14.02.2022

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MEDIA RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 SEVERE STORM HITS ADM 

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS – 14 FEBRUARY 2022

 

Amathole District Municipality (ADM) has been hit by severe storm in one of its local municipalities, Amahlathi. 

 

Damage to property, motor vehicles, Cathcart Hospital and electricity cables has so far been reported. This will affect operations at a number of public institutions including ADM water services. 

 

ADM disaster teams will be dispatched this morning to assess the extent of damage in the area. 

 

More areas may be reported as ADM receives information

 

*these are developing events* 

 

For media enquiries contact ADM Spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso at 082 419 0161 or WhatsApp 083 516 9122

 

Issued by ADM Communications and Customer Care Unit.

 

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