The 2016 SOTCA (State of the City Address) by Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan took place this morning in the Feathermarket Hall, Port Elizabeth.
Cash holdings of over R2 Billion.
Improved efficiency in the administration.
Improved credit rating.
Launched WiFi and Metro Police.
Good governance – removed 28 (29?) staff for corruption.
Connecting with citizens and taking council meetings to the people.
Love where you live campaign to clean the Metro.
Take back the Metro campaign.
Delivered 12 game changes in 12 months.
Collection of Traffic Fines increased.
Landfill sites improved.
Stormwater measures introduced.
40 Sports facilities upgraded.
Heritage sites being repaired.
Old Age homes taken back by Metro.
Various Public Works programs created 7000 jobs.
IDP approved unanimously by Council.
Stability to Human Settlements department – 4175 units rectified. 9 parcels of land made available for social housing. 713 million will be spent on housing. At the end of June every house will have a flushing toilet.
New procurement policy in place – open to scrutiny by all. 430 contractors on procurement roster.
Accelerated SMME support.
Credit rating improved.
Collection rate has declined to 91% from 94%.
Employee costs now represent 26% of budget as opposed to target of 34%.
Spending over R200 Million in Northern Areas.
29000 people are still on the bucket system. R25 Million allocated to the eradication thereof.
IPTS on the road in July.
100% of the Metro’s citizens have access to water. 80% of informal settlements have been electrified.
R346 Million goes to ATTP – Assitance to the Poor. Approximately 59% of all households receive some form of ATTP.
The Cultural Capital of South Africa – one more claim as a capital. “We want to create 6 cultural hubs in each sector.”
The Campanile bells will ring. The fountain in front of the City Hall must return.
This Metro was announced as the Bottle nose dolphin capital of the world.
“We have to develop the Nelson Mandela Bay brand,” concluded Mayor Jordaan.
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