Executive Mayor Jordaan to feature on TNA Business Briefing

JULY 7, 2015

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan, is expected to be part of The New Age Business Briefing on Wednesday, 8 July, where he will participate in discussions around the theme 'Back to Basics - serving our communities better'.

The TNA Business Briefing will start at 06:30 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and will be broadcast live on SABC 2.

He is expected to be joined by the Eastern Cape Premier, Phumlo Masualle; Eastern Cape MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Fikile Xasa, and new Buffalo City Municipality Executive Mayor, Alfred Mtsi, during the same discussions. 

The discussions come less than a month since around 200 Wells Estate residents took to the streets in a violent service delivery protest that left a municipal vehicle destroyed.

On June 17, the residents besieged City Hall wanting to present a long list of grievances - including around housing, employment and youth skills developmet, education and health, to Mayor Jordaan.

They claimed that they had been promised a number of things that were not fulfilled during the tenure of Jordaan's predecessor, Ben Fihla.

However, the municipality said that it was working on a housing delivery programme that is metro-wide and Wells Estate is included in that programme.

"Over the past twenty years, housing, water, electricity, roads and recreational facilities have been delivered in Wells Estate and surrounding areas, not to mention the construction of the Port of Nqhura in addition to the investment of the FAW factory, right on its doorstep," explained Councillor Fikile Desi, Portfolio Councillor for Safety & Security in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.

He said the municipality was always open to the grievances of local residents.

"We remain servants of the people. And we will always put the needs of the community of Nelson Mandela Bay first."