DA leader to hold public meetings in Kouga

2015-07-09 06:00

VOTERS in both Jeffreys Bay and St Francis Bay will have the opportunity to attend public meetings where Athol Trollip, the leader of the DA in the Eastern Cape, will be presenting the vision the DA has for the Kouga in 2016 and beyond.

Local government elections will take place anytime from May 2016, and many residents regard this election as the most crucial one that has been held in Kouga, since South Africa became a democracy.

“There are serious challenges facing Kouga including an ailing infrastructure which has seen sewage flowing in the streets of most of the towns in Kouga, power cuts that are not Eskom related, a lack of housing and “jobs for pals” in the Municipality,” says Athol Trollip.

“The DA is determined to win Kouga and bring Western Cape style government to the residents of this municipality where services are actually delivered and housing lists are properly controlled to avoid houses being allocated to the politically connected while other, more deserving residents miss out.

“Infrastructure needs to upgraded and maintained to ensure that the tourism and agricultural industries can flourish in Kouga, thereby ensuring more sustainable jobs for residents.”

The Jeffreys Bay meeting will be held at the Newton Hall at 18:00 on July 13, while the St Francis Bay meeting will be held at the Village Hall at 18:00 on July 14.

Residents are invited to attend the meetings. For information, contact Elza van Lingen, the leader of the DA in the Kouga, at 082 557 4206

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