THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has short- listed directors for four departments – economic development, tourism and agriculture; sports and recreation, arts and culture; public health; and safety and security.
Civil society leaders have been at loggerheads with municipal bosses for the past year over the instability in the metro, resulting in the Nelson Mandela Bay Ratepayers’ Association threatening a rates boycott.
Deputy mayor Chippa Ngcolomba said yesterday they would interview the candidates before the end of the month.
“We think our institution will be stabilised soon and we’ll be able to hold people accountable. Residents should trust us because we will stabilise this metro,” he said.
“We’re committed to filling the posts. We believe the shortlisted candidates have the capacity [to stabilise the administration] by looking at their credentials. We are hoping for the best.” – Mkhululi Ndamase