Tebogo Msimanga |
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) in the Eastern Cape says it notes and welcomes the decision of the ANC PEC in the province to recall the Amathole District Municipality which consists of the Mayor, Speaker and the Chief Whip.
In June this year, municipal workers from across the province marched to the ADM to deliver a memorandum of demands which included the removal of the Mayor as the union was, and continues to be of the view that the Mayor has failed in his political obligations towards residents and workers by his inability to steer the municipality in the right direction, leading to collapse in governance and service delivery.
SAMWU Eastern Cape Secretary Yalezo Luzuko said they are of the view that this decision is in the best interest of service delivery for residents served by the ADM and that of workers in the municipality.
“As SAMWU, we are of the view that the problems that workers and residents are facing can only be addressed by ensuring that the correct people are at the helm of the leadership of the municipality”.
Luzuko said as SAMWU, they are interested in seeing stable municipalities across the province as municipalities are the closest sphere of government to the people and in the coalface of service delivery.