Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Needs R409 343 For Outstanding AFCON Accounts

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Nelson Mandela Bay Municiplity City Manager, Mpilo Mbambisa, has approved payments totalling R409 343.00 outstanding from the hosting of last year’s African Cup of Nations tournament when Port Elizabeth was one of the host cities.

In a report to Council, the City Manager says that an amount not exceeding R245 000 will be paid to AFCON volunteers “in lieu of outstanding training monies”.

In terms of the Host City Agreement, the metro was responsible for the payment of the daily stipend or allowance to the volunteers that was fixed at a rate of R200 a day.

The report states that in addition, R15 000 must be paid to each of three schools for the hire of their sports facilities for parking and R20 000 to a fourth school whose premises served as the Volunteer Centre during the tournament.

In addition, R60 000 must be paid to the North End Methodist Church for the use of their facilities which served as the Accreditation Centre during the tournament.

A further R34 200 must be paid to NMMU for the use of its B Field that was used as a training venue and R5 413 to a service provider for the delivery costs of “protocol uniform” during the event.

Mbambisa states that Nelson Mandela Bay’s allocation for the tournament published in the Government Gazette on December 21, 2012 has not yet been transferred to the metro.

This, the City Manager explains, is “due to an Operational Plan that is outstanding”. - MetroMinutes