Mayoral committee meetings open to all

NMB mayor Athol Trollip. Picture: IVOR MARKMAN
NMB mayor Athol Trollip Picture: IVOR MARKMAN

All mayoral committee meetings led by Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip will be open to the public and media.

“[This is] in the interest of transparency and accountability,” Trollip said.

The first open meeting was held on September 27 with the next scheduled for October 12.

Under previous administrations mayoral committee meetings were closed, “meaning that residents and the media were locked out of holding the mayoral committee and government to account”.

Trollip said the new municipal administration was “delivering change” by making sure the local authority was accountable to all residents and the media.

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