tolerance for bad leadership
Once every year the various stakeholders in the
development of Cato Manor gather together to acknowledge the problems
and the progress that has been achieved thus far. This year was
no different except that there was more cause to celebrate because
of the various projects that have been successfully delivered. These
include the Dorothy Nyembe Multi-Purpose Centre in Cato Crest, the
successful relocation of people in the North and South of Booth
Road and the two schools that will open for the year 2001 session
in Chesterville and Cato Crest respectively, as well as the empowerment
of residents in various skills.
Cheers! Chairman of the CMCO, Dents Shangase,
CMDA Deputy, Peter Robinson
and Chairperson Willies Mchunu, Dolane Msimango from the office
of t he Deputy President,
Counsellor Mpume Chamane and CMDA CEO Clive Forster toast another
year of delivery in Cato Manor.
The chairman of the CMDA Board of Directors, Willis
Mchunu, also acknowledged that there were problems that needed urgent
attention and that mechanisms were already in place to solve them.
A sub-committee for the resolution of problems headed by himself
has been established.
The committee will deal with the tensions and the
disagreements that are evident in Cato Crest as a result of the
land invasion and the invasion of the unfinished houses at the Greenfields
housing project. The committee will also investigate the delays
that are being experienced in Jamaica and the Nsimbini housing projects,
and the nightmarish situation in the Old and New Dunbar settlements.
Also speaking at the occasion, Metro Mayor, Obed
Mlaba, issued a stern warning to people who are seen to be frustrating
the development project. The mayor told the gathering that the new
Unicity will tolerate little nonsense from elected leadership and
will also tolerate little nonsense from the administrators.
"Progress has been achieved despite deliberately
made problems. If we are going to continue to be involved in the
project we will not tolerate nonsense. People who have been frustrating
the project must either move out or we will root them out ourselves.
Leaders should make rules and live by them," he said.
residents enjoy the year-end function hosted by CMDA.
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