DA coalition partners receive Mayoral positions in the Karoo
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:55:50
Member of three Democratic Alliance (DA) coalition partners have been offered the mayoral positions in three Karoo municipalities.
The Karoo Development Forum, the Karoo Onwikkelings party and the Karoo Gemeenskaps party will have the positions in Prince Albert, Laingsburg and the Central Karoo District Municipalities.
The DA will have a mayor in Beaufort West. DA Western Cape leader, Patricia de Lille, says they can now focus on service delivery.
“Coalitions are not mergers. Local government is not just about policies; it’s about delivering services. When people need services, it doesn’t ask what is the policy on service delivery of the DA or KGP or KGI. That is where the strong bond with our partners comes from. We all agree, number one is service delivery.”