MEC for COGTA Zolile Williams has seconded Mr. Monwabisi Somana, a senior manager at the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) to act as the Municipal Manager from 1 November 2022- 31 January 2023 (90 days).

MEC acceded to a request from the Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality, Councillor Anele Ntsangani for the MEC to send a senior manager to the municipality to administer the municipality for three (3) months.

During the 3 months (90 days), the Acting Municipal Manager is expected to ensure stabilityand smooth running of the municipality and carry out the following tasks,


⦁ Facilitate the recruitment, selection, and the appointment of the Municipal Manager,
⦁ Ensure the implementation of the Council Resolutions,
⦁ Provide technical advice to the Municipal Council in respect of the prescripts, policies,by-laws, and regulations,
⦁ Monitor progress in respect of the Financial Recovery Plan (FRP),
⦁ Present written monthly performance reports to the MEC regarding the progress,
Mr. Somana is a seasoned manager who has acted as the administrator in Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality before. He is not new to the responsibility. He will be equal to the tasks at hand.

Issued By EC COGTA

For more enquires, please contact Mr Mamnkeli Ngam on 071 685 7981 of Mr. Pheello Oliphant on 082 432 6433