Ward committee laments Amanzimtoti residents’ apathy

At its recent meeting, members of the ward 97 committee expressed disappointment in the community’s apathy towards involvement within the different portfolio committees that they oversee.

While the ward committee is made up of 10 members who each oversee a specific portfolio, they should each be supported in their portfolios by a sub-committee comprising of 10 local residents.

This is in terms of the guidelines, which stipulate that the portfolio sub-committee should advise and recommend ward-specific service delivery strategies to council.

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These portfolio are:

1. Sport, arts, culture and recreation

2. Transport, roads and stormwater

3. Health, safety and security

4. Human settlements

5. Cleansing and solid waste

6. Skills development and job creation

7. Entrepreneurship and small business support

8. Youth, gender and vulnerable groups

9. Electricity, water and sanitation.

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The 10 sub-committee members under each portfolio should ideally be forthcoming from each of the suburbs within the ward, so as to ensure proper representation from across the entire area. Training is supplied and meetings scheduled in accordance with the council agenda.

Residents from within the borders of ward 97 are urged to contact ward 97 councillor, Andre Beetge or to collect an expression of interest document from the councillor’s chambers at 423 Kingsway, Warner Beach for consideration to serve on any of the sub-committees.

The suburban areas of ward 97 are:

1. Illovo Beach and Panorama Park

2. Winklespruit

3. St Winifreds and Astral Park

4. Illovo Glen and Doonheights

5. Doonside

6. Warner Beach

7. Toti Berea and Lower Highway

8. Toti central, Isundu Road inland to Old Main Road

9. Toti central, Isundu Road into Ezimangweni.

“Participation is voluntary and no stipend, out of pocket expenses or wages are offered,” said Cllr Beetge. For more information, call Cllr Beetge on 082-718-8137 or email [email protected]



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