Speakers’ role in curbing protests

2012-07-27 00:00

CONFRONTATIONAL community protests can be avoided with better communication and more consultation among ward committees, councillors and the government.

KZN Legislature speaker Peggy Nkonyeni said this would mean that municipal speakers would need to work harder at enhancing their councils’ relationship with the public.

Nkonyeni was speaking at the opening of a two-day KwaZulu-Natal speakers’ forum in Durban yesterday. She said the discussion over the two days would focus on strengthening public participation and consolidating oversight responsibilities within the provincial legislature and municipalities.

Blessed Gwala, leader the oppsition, said the discussion on more effective oversight would ring hollow as long as the ANC chaired all portfolio committees, including that of the standing committee on public accounts.

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