Mayor and MM, Knysna can’t afford you!

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!