MADAM MAYOR AND MR. CHETTY
KNYSNA CAN NO LONGER AFFORD YOU!
FOURTEEN NEW POSTS FOR MR CHETTY
FIVE NEW POSTS FOR MAYOR AND POLITICIANS
When the current Mayor, Eleanore Bouw-Spies was the ANC Mayor from 2007 until 2011, Christopher Bezuidenhoudt was the Mayor’s PA and the only official providing administrative support to political office bearers.
When Bouw-Spies became the new DA Mayor in 2016, there were 2 officials providing administrative support to all councillors, including the Mayor.
The new Micro Structure scheduled for adoption in principle at the Special Council meeting on Wednesday, 25 April proposes a brand new division, “The Office of Political Office Bearers” with no fewer than 5 new posts, for a grand total of 7 officials working for our politicians.
Whilst Eleanore Bouw-Spies and all the politicians managed to get by with one PA during her term as ANC Mayor, now that Bouw-Spies is leading this town as DA Mayor, Knysna Ratepayers will be expected to pay for 7 officials to support our politicians. And 3 of those officials are exclusively for Bouw-Spies’ office.
As for Mr. Chetty: our municipal manager proposes to increase the staff positions in his office from 23 to 37, thereby costing ratepayers an additional R3,8 Million per annum.
KNYSNA SIMPLY CANNOT AFFORD THIS!