Ms N Makamba Botya (EFF) asked if the municipalities of Drakenstein, Mossel Bay, Overstrand, Stellenbosch, Saldanha, and Swartland have resources to participate in the Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) Project introduced last year by the Western Cape Treasury and Department of Local Government.
Ms N Makamba-Botya (EFF) asked if the Department had done thorough research on the initiative prior to getting the partnership with PnP. She inquired if PnP was not creating a monopoly in terms of market shares, or the black economy would receive shares in the said market stores.
The Chairperson asked if Mr Lewis and Ms Conrad were the only officials present. She confirmed that she had received an apology from Ms Debbie Schafer, Western Cape MEC: Education, Mr Brent Walters, Superintendent-General (S-G), WCED, Mr F Christians (ACDP), and Ms N Makamba-Botya (EFF).
Ms N Makamba-Botya (EFF) asked for clarity on the permanent appointment of managers who report to the municipal manager and who should be employed on a contract basis. This decision lies with the council and this, in the end, could have an unfair result.