The DA in the Western Cape remains concerned about the Eskom billing issue in the Kannaland Municipality. The municipality owes Eskom an unpaid bill of R12m. Eskom has given the municipality until 12 February 2016 to make written submissions to prevent the power supply being cut.
In my capacity as the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Local Government in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, I have called the Kannaland Municipality to brief the committee on the proposed submissions to Eskom. The briefing will take place on 10 February 2016.
At the same committee meeting the Department of Local Government in the Western Cape as well as Provincial Treasury, will brief the committee on what support measures it will provide the municipality with regard to this matter.
The briefing will take place as follows:
Date: 10 February 2016
Venue: Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street Cape Town
Committee Room 2
Masizole Mnqasela MPP – 084 628 4167
DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Local Government
Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Local Government in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament