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ADM TEAM AMONG STAKEHOLDERS VISITING LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES HIT BY DISASTERS

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ADM HEADQUARTERS - TUESDAY, 14 DECEMBER 2021 

 

Following the recent storms that hit a number of local municipalities under the Amathole District Municipality, disaster management team was dispatched to all the affected areas to assess the extent of the damages as well as intervention that may be needed.

 

While all the six municipalities were affected, the severity of the storm was hard felt by the communities of Raymond Mhlaba and Amahlathi local Municipalities.

 

In Raymond Mhlaba LM, additional areas affected now include villages in Adelaide's Ward1, 7,10,12,16, Mxhelo, Lenge, Mgquba, Rhoxeni, Ngobe, Komkhulu, Nondyola, Golf Course and Ngele. 

 

An assessment done by the disaster team reports that 1228 households have been affected in 13 villages. A joint operations committee comprising of Raymond Mhlaba's political leadership along with the ADM Disaster Management Officers, Community Development Workers Coordinator as well as Gift of the Givers who were activated by the Social Development sector department gathered at Alice Council Chamber to deal with after- effects of the storm and to intermittently provide the necessary interventions to the communities there.

 

Communities will be provided with blankets, food parcels, mattresses by Social Development and Gift of the Givers while the municipality will ensure that the 70 homeless families get temporary shelter in nearby community halls and be supplied with hot meals by SASSA.

 

Local business community, Shoprite, to be specific, has been activated to supply a soup kitchen to the families.

 

Developments in Amahlathi show that two ​additional villages, namely Frankfort and Khayelitsha have also been affected. The political leadership in the company of disaster management team as well as officials from the LM visited first the Qoboqobo area. The preliminary report into the extent of damage in the affected areas is still forthcoming. 

 

(These are developing events)

 

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

 

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ADM COUNCILLORS' TWO-DAY INDUCTION UNDERWAY IN MPEKWENI - DAY 1 RECAP 

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ADM HEADQUARTERS - THURSDAY, 10 DECEMBER R2021

 

Amathole District Municipality is currently holding its first Council Induction following the
 
The purpose of the induction is to inform and expose the newly elected councillors of their roles and responsibilities to both the municipality and the communities thereof. 
 
Gqegqe highlighted ADM's business acumen, leadership skills which he said were supported over the years by the good working relations with its creditors as well as private sector. 
 
Known for being the "District of Firsts", Gqegqe applauded ADM for yet again being the first municipality in the country to initiate a "Vision 2058 "Building a Smart District" , forward looking strategic document. 
 
"Amathole (District Municipality) was once an organisation that other institutions came to learn from. It was an organisation that was in good standing and trusted by those in business, including the private sector" - attested Gqegqe.  Touching on the reality of its current situation, he deemed it as a phase. "It might have its challenges but it has managed to deal with them" - he said.
 
The Municipal Manager Dr Thandekile Mnyimba  articulated the purpose of the Induction, it's objectives as well as the desired outcomes. He urged councillors to thoroughly understand their roles and responsibilities, to protect and promote the ADM brand while also ensuring that they "serve the people of Amathole with integrity". 
 
On the business of Amathole which is supplying water and sanitation services, he urged for all to rewire their understanding of running a municipal business by accepting the organisation as "not a charity but a business that needs to be run as such in order to collect the required revenue". 
 
Day 2 which is also the last day, will focus on the internal departments who will take turns in appraising the newly elects of their policies and strategies. 
 
The session is expected to close off with an outline of where the municipality is headed and how it will get there. A matter that will be pondered further in the upcoming institutional strategic session aimed for January 2022. 
 
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NEWLY ELECTED MAYORAL COMMITTEE

 

Backrow L-R:  

  • Cllr. Fumanekile Phumaphi | Budget and Treasury
  • Cllr. Bandile Ketelo MMC for Special Programmes
  • ADM Executive Mayor Cllr Nceba Ndikinda
  • Cllr. Khanyile Maneli MMC for Community Services
  • Cllr. Xhanti Mngxaso MMC for Spatial Planning and Economic Development.

 

Front Row L-R

  • Cllr. Nomfesane Nyathela  MMC responsible for Engineering andInfrastructure Service
  • Cllr. Bukelwa Madikane MMC for Corporate and Human ResourceManagement
  • Cllr. Nanziwe Rulashe MMC responsible for Strategic Management and Development

ADM INAUGURATES IT'S NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

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ADM HEADQUARTERS –30 November 2021

 

The newly elected Amathole District Municipality council members were inaugurated at the Calgary Conference Center & Museum on 30 November 2021. The inauguration follows the Local Government elections results which were announced on 04 November 2021.

The council elected Cllr Nceba Ndikinda as ADM Executive Mayor, Cllr Nondumiso Mgidlana as Speaker, Cllr Nonceba Mfecane as  Chief Whip and Cllr Ntsapho Sotshononda as Municipal Public Accounts Committee Chairperson (MPAC).   According to Ndikinda, the council's aim is to foster a better municipality and continue with work done by the 4th Administration in pursuit of its long-term vision of “Building a Smart District” and “Bringing ADM Back to Its Former Glory”.   "It is not a secret that today we inherit a politically motivated municipality which has navigated a lot of turbulences in the past five years'-​said Ndikinda. Ndikinda further indicated that the recent elections campaign trail illuminated the service delivery challenges faced by the local municipalities.

 

 

"We must now respond to all the issues which were raised by our people across all our six local municipalities. These challenges relate to the supply of water and sanitation services in the face of a persistent drought and a relentless COVID 19 Pandemic. Ours is to ensure that we continue to increase access to reliable, affordable, and sustainable water services across the district" - he said. 

In-addition, he said the leadership has a task to ensure implementation of sustainable water solutions which have been already identified by the 4th Administration. "We must continue with the implementation of our Municipal Turnaround Strategy and remain steadfast in building a culture of excellence through repositioning of brand ADM, organisational development and design, financial sustainable institution and building public confidence. I stand before you today, confident that we can achieve this and more"- said Ndikinda. 

The District Development Model (DDM) according to Ndikinda wants to enhance joint and collaborative planning across all three spheres of government and strengthen intergovernmental relations and cooperation with many role players which include our local municipalities, neighbouring municipalities, provincial and national government, Institutions of higher learning, state owned enterprises, non-governmental institutions, business community and the religious fraternity as well as the two Kingdoms and the people of Amathole District.

         

He further introduced the members of his mayoral committee as follows: 

  • Cllr. Fumanekile Phumaphi is the MMC responsible for Budget and Treasury
  • Cllr. Nomfesane Nyathela is the MMC responsible for Engineering and Infrastructure Services
  • Cllr. Bukelwa Madikane is the MMC for Corporate and Human Resource Management
  • Cllr. Nanziwe Rhulashe is the MMC responsible for Strategic Management and Development
  • Cllr. Khanyile Maneli is the MMC for Community Services
  • Cllr. Bandile Ketelo is the MMC for Special Programmes
  • Cllr. Xhanti Mngxaso is the MMC for Spatial Planning and Economic Development. 

Concluding his remarks, Ndikinda echoed the importance of a collective response to issues raised by communities.

 

End.

 

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

 

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