Kouga Municipality is making it easier for communities to connect with their ward councillors.
Ward assistants are now in place in all 15 wards.
Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman said the ward assistants would serve as a link between communities, ward councillors and the municipality.
“Due to their work commitments, ward councillors cannot always be at their offices or in their communities,” he explained.
“The municipality has, therefore, appointed a ward assistant for each ward councillor so as to ensure that community members are helped promptly with queries and complaints.”
He said most of the ward assistants were stationed at ward councillor’s offices.
“We are also busy improving the existing ward councillor’s offices and establishing ones in those wards that do not yet have these facilities.”
Bornman officially welcomed the ward assistants last week. Each assistant also received a badge to make it easier for community members to identify them.
“Some of the ward assistants have already been doing this work for a while. I would like to thank them for the manner in which they have been assisting their communities. Their efforts are seen and appreciated. With their support, we look forward to strengthening the relationship between our communities, ward councillors, the Council and municipality as a whole.”
PRESS RELEASE – Kouga Municipality