Inkwanca Local Municipality dissolved

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Eastern Cape MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Fikile Xasa on Thursday announced that the political administration of Inkwanca Local Municipality has been dissolved.

Xasa visited the Sterkstroom-based municipality to address local stakeholders, following a decision made by the Eastern Cape Provincial Executive Council to implement a Section 139 (1) (c) municipal intervention as a way of addressing the challenges faced by the municipality.

Spokesperson, Mamkeli Ngam, says this means that an administrator will now be appointed to oversee administration of the municipality.

"The administrator will be expected to implement in totality all recommendations contained in the Kabuso report, to ensure that no stone is left unturned in issues of maladministration and wrong doing. Our government remains committed in fighting fraud and corruption" says Ngam.

Inkwanca Local Municipality is the latest Eastern Cape municipality to be placed under administration by the Eastern Cape government.

On Wednesday Xasa visited the Makana Local Municipality in Grahamstown to ensure everything was in order before an administrator arrives on Monday.

At an event held in East London on 26 August, Xasa said that he will rigorously exercise his oversight function as per the Constitution of the country in an effort to turn things around for the better.

He promised tough action against poor performing municipalities. 

Photo caption: CRACKING THE WHIP... Eastern Cape MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Eastern Cape Province (COGTA-EC) Fikile Xasa.