We wish to inform our DA supporters that a Municipal Demarcation Board meeting was held in Humansdorp on 28 January 2015 where approximately 120 people were present.
The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) presented their draft plans as published for the delimitation of the 15 Wards in Kouga. The floor was then given the opportunity to agree with their proposals or to make alternative suggestions.
The Democratic Alliance was proactive in preparing a thorough plan to complement the proposals by the MDB.
The DA Spokesperson for Demarcation in Kouga, Hattingh Bornman, Regional Manager of the DA briefed the MDB on their proposals agreed to and those we disagree with. He was supported by party members representing the various wards.
It became clear during the meeting that the majority of the meeting agreed with seven of the wards as proposed by the MDB. It was apparent that some of the political parties made suggestions with the purpose of winning wards in the 2016 Municipal Elections without adhering to the MDB’s legal criteria.
The DA proposals were in line with the criteria set out by the MDB. We are satisfied that our proposals were well received by the MDB.
Further proposals can still be submitted to the MDB at www.demarcation.org.za until 23 March 2015.
After consideration of all proposals the MDB may propose new ward plans.
Thereafter the final MDB proposals will be advertised for further comment and objections may be lodged within 15 days.
It is can be derived that the earliest final boundaries will be made public will be in August 2015.
The DA would like to thank the Kouga public and organizations such as Afri-forum, Residents Associations and members from the various for their meaningful contributions.
Any further enquiries and positive proposals can be sent to the DA office in Humansdorp at 10 Du Plessis Street.
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