MEC WILL BE ASKED TO INTERVENE ON BAY METER-READING PLAN

LOCAL Government and Traditional Affairs MEC Sicelo Gqobana will be asked to intervene – and possibly overrule – the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s decision to revive its controversial Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) project with a company co-owned by property magnate Yossuf Jeeva.

The DA has said it will hold Gqobana “to account for the situation” following a report last week in The Herald which stated that – according to documents in the paper’s possession – acting municipal manager Elias Ntoba had given the project the green light after years of it being stalled, despite legal advice strongly recommending against proceeding. DA MPL Dacre Haddon said the party would raise the issue during the provincial legislature’s open question session towards the end of the month.  Read the full story in The Herald.

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