23 May 2017
Subsequent to the signing of anew coalitionagreement between the Active United Front (AUF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) a Special Council meeting was convened for today Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The peaceful transition went unopposedand saw the Executive Mayor announcing his new Mayoral Committee members.
Long-time serving Ward Councillor Annelise Olivier (DA)was elected as the Speakerof Council and Ward 1 Councillor Jessica Kamkam (DA)was elected as the Deputy Executive Mayor.
The Executive MayorCouncillor Peter Lobeseannounced the member of his new Mayoral Committee as follows:Deputy Executive Mayor Jessica Kamkam (DA), PR Councillor Nomphumelelo Ndayi(DA)and PR Councillor Bill Nel (DA).
Councillor Gcabayi(ANC)renderedclosing remarksand stated the following"As the ANC we will always be advocating a stable and caringgovernment that is based on the will of the people. We will always play our oversight role inkeeping check on aclean & corrupt freegovernment. As ANC we are for clean governance and we will be working together,as our main objective is service delivery for the people of Bitou and to make sure there is smooth running of government, no hindrance. That is the believe of the ANC."
Councillor Bill Nellthanked the ANC for their conduct in the Special Council meeting today,and reiterated their commitment to work together in serving the community of Bitou.
After conclusion of the Special Council Meeting Speaker Annelise Olivier said "Good governance, the inclusivity of our minority groupsthroughour Public Participationprocessesand a sound administrationremainsour focal areas as we take up our new positionsin Council".
Issued By: MrHoward Swartz on behalf of
Mr TC Ndlovu
Municipal Manager of Bitou Local MunicipalityLast published 04 February 2019