Xasa tells Sundays River Valley Municipality to take responsibilities seriously

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - OCTOBER 10, 2014

Eastern Cape MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Fikile Xasa on Friday called on the leadership of Sundays River Valley Local Municipality to take their responsibilities seriously.

MEC Xasa visited Sundays River Valley Local Municipality and met with its Council, troika and stakeholders.

The meeting was a follow up visit after the delegation led by the Superintendent General of Cogta Eastern Cape Stanley Khanyile on 24 September after the violent service delivery protest last month.

The municipal Council was encouraged to engage in serious conversation with communities about municipal programmes to avoid the breakdown of communication. A public participation process is planned this month where all stakeholders will be in attendance to outline Municipal programmes including challenges. The first meeting will be piloted at Ward 1 in the Moses Mabhida Township.

“The leadership of Council should deliver services using the available resources to avoid protests from communities. We deliver services to an active citizentry hence the need for strengthened two way communication process. All Ward Councillors should work with government to connect and reconnect with communities in their areas to deal with community issues,” said MEC Xasa. 

The meeting was also attended by Executive Mayor of Sara Baartman District Municipality, Khunjuwa Eunice Kekana and Speaker De Vos and Section 56 Managers from the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality.

The leadership of SRV LM was also urged to deal with all its challenges working with stakeholders and communities. 

Photo caption: TAKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES SERIOUSLY... Eastern Cape MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Fikile Xasa on Friday called on the leadership of Sundays River Valley Local Municipality to take their responsibilities seriously. File image.