Friday, October 30, 2009

ANC supports mayor's actions

2009-10-30 19:00

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Pretoria - The ANC in Tshwane on Friday welcomed measures taken by the executive mayor Gwen Ramokgopa to deal with allegations of corruption, mismanagement and maladministration in the city.

"We believe that this bodes well for correcting the governance challenges that are besetting the Tshwane municipality," regional secretary Matome Motloutse said.

"We urge the executive mayor and the municipality to leave no stone unturned in implementing measures that are designed to finally deal with all the allegations of corruption, mismanagement and maladministration."

Motloutse said the ANC resolved to support the leadership of the city administration in implementing measures that would help to turn around the "worrying situation" the city finds itself in.

The city amassed a debt of R3.7bn earlier this year, R800m of which was for services not paid by the residents of Mamelodi.

As of September, the city had reduced its debt book by R20m. By October, it had met its target of reducing its overdraft of R1.2bn to R800m.

Ramokgopa announced a council reshuffle on Tuesday. City manger Kiba Kekana was placed on precautionary suspension on Thursday during a special council meeting, pending investigations into maladministration, irregularities and misconduct against him.

"We strongly support the strengthening of the political leadership and welcome the new members of the mayoral committee," said Motloutse.

He said they also applauded the decision to place Kekana on precautionary suspension.

"We urge the city to move with speed in implementing the decision to investigate and to remove obstacles that may divert attention from issues of service delivery."



Comments by Sonny

Only the ANC supports Gwen Ramokgopa!

The gods really are crazy!

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