Sub forum bridging gaps

2015-09-22 06:00

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The Grassy Park precinct recently held sub forum meetings in the four sectors, electing bodies that will act as a go-between between the community, community police forum (CPF) and the police.

Community police forum chairperson Fuad Titus says sub forums are an integral part bridging the gap between the residents, community police forum and also the police.

“These committees are actually the working committees in our communities. They will serve the needs of the community at the very level where the community is,” Titus said during the sector 3 subforum election.

He adds through these forums the community will get their safety and security functions going. These include neighbourhood watches as well as social services with victim support structures.

Permanent bodies were elected during last week where five people were elected to serve on the sub forum.

“The people who are elected to serve on these bodies need to be drivers and leaders. Especially the chairperson who will make their areas grow further,” Titus adds.

According to Titus, sector 3 was considered the most advanced of the four sectors in that the sector had an interim body working in the area for a few months prior to the election.

Chairperson of the sector 3 sub forum, which serves the Lotus River area, Abduraghman Ganief, thanked the community for their faith in his ability to run as chairperson.

“Thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility. I am happy to carry on where I left off where I also served as chairperson of the interim committee,’ Ganief said.

Ganief will serve sector 3 alongside his vice chairperson, Allie Enoos, secretary Mariam Ganief, treasurer Vincent Abrahams and Ricardo Wolfaardt as project co-ordinator.

Sector 1, which covers the Parkwood area, elected their sub forum with Eleanor Abrahams serving as chairperson, Bradley Glover as vice chairperson and Shanan Johnson as secretary. Sector 1 still had two positions available which Titus confirms was in the process of being filled.

Sector 2 sub forum, covering the Grassy Park area will be served by Margo Johanessen, vice chairperson Keyaan Hooper and secretary Jessie Johanessen.

“We will be hosting a new election closer to the end of the month as this forum will serve as an interim forum at the moment. This date will be communicated to the community closer to the time,” Titus confirms.

Sector 4 sub forum, covering the Ottery area, will be served by Paster Africa and the vice chairperson David Williams. The forum still had vacant positions at the end of the meeting of which Titus confirms is being filled.


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