DA concerned about the vacant Speaker post at FTLM

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The Democratic Alliance is concerned by the failure by the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality (FTLM) to appoint a municipal speaker in the council. 
The party said they have written to the MEC for Co-operative Governance, MEC Bioskop Makamu, seeking his immediate intervention after the municipality’s failure to appoint the speaker February 2019.

According to a press release from the party, the FTLM has failed to arrange an ordinary council meeting to debate pass and implement all municipal decisions and projects in order to accelerate service delivery to the people of Fetakgomo and Tubatse.
“The last time the municipality held a council meeting was when the former Speaker, Naume Phala, was officially appointed as the mayor of the municipality. 
This is when the 2019/2020 budget was adopted and passed,” said Cllr Lethabile Kgwedi.

“Prior to that in December 2018 and January 2019, the municipality was functioning without a mayor, after the former mayor Maudu Phokwane was forced to resign by his own party due to his involvement in the VBS Mutual bank scandal,” he  added Kgwedi.

He said the municipality’s failure to appoint the Speaker is a clear violation of the Municipal Rules of Order, Section 14 of the rules provides that the Speaker must determine the date, time and venue of meetings of the Municipal Council and must ensure that they take place at least quarterly but that is not the case in Fetakgomo-Tubatse Municipality.

FTLM spokesperson Ngwato Rachidi refuted the claims made by the DA.

“We have received and read the statement from the Democratic Alliance (DA) Councillor Lethabile Kgwedi with great concern and disappointment.

“The former Speaker of the Council was elected on the 04th March 2019 to be the Mayor. Processes are underway for the position of the Speaker to be filled and we need to respect those engagements from the level of the Ruling Party in Council. We therefore commit that the Council will have a Speaker on or before the 31st July 2019.

“We repudiate that the absence of the Speaker has resulted in the lack of the provision of basic services to communities and all community projects remain on hold until further notice. To date the Council has run a successful IDP/Budget consultative meetings which culminated in the adoption of the 2019/20 IDP and Budget on the 30th May 2019.”

Thapelo Motseo

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