Parliamentary Committee Assesses Progress In Turning Around Makana Local Municipality

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

The Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is expected on Wednesday to gauge progress made in turning around the struggling Makana Local Municipality, which is based in Grahamstown. 

On 10 September 2014, the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Eastern Cape, Fikile Xasa, tabled a notice of intervention in terms of section 139 (1) (b) of the Constitution of RSA (Act No. 108 of 1996).

Subsequent to the tabling, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces referred the notice, in terms of Rule 101 to the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs for consideration and reporting. 

Committee Chairperson, Jihad Mohapi, says the Committee will be visiting this municipality to assess progress made since the intervention. It will do so by receiving reports from stakeholders such as; the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mayor, Speaker of the Council, Municipal Manager, local councillors, SALGA, organised labour and business sector as well as representatives for Women and Youth formations in that municipality. 

“It is after receiving and interacting with all the reports that we will be able to adequately advise the NCOP on what steps should be taken in dealing with challenges facing this municipality,” said Mohapi.  

The meeting will take place this Wednesday at the Grahamstown City Hall from 08h30.