SAFM 11am News Bulletin

The Eastern Cape Executive Council has placed the cash strapped Amathole District Municipality under administration. The EXCO invoked section139 (5) (a) of the Constitution to oversee the affairs of the municipality. Two weeks ago, the municipality announced that it won't be able to pay the salaries of its employees, councillors and traditional leaders for four months. It has approached national government requesting R180 million to pay staff salaries. Briefing the media, provincial government spokesperson, Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha says a team led by COGTA MEC, Xolile Nqatha will monitor the implementation of the municipality's financial recovery plan.

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( A technical team from both the national and the provincial government will be sent to support the implementation of the financial recovery plan aimed at securing the municipality's ability to meet its obligations to provide basic services or its financial commitments, as provided for in Section 139 (5) (a) of the Constitution of our country. A monthly report of the implementation of this Constitutional intervention will be submitted to theExecutive Council of the Provincial government by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on a regular basis.)

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