Calm returns to FCC meeting

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FRANCISTOWN: For the first time in many months, the Francistown City Council (FCC) held a peaceful meeting yesterday. The mayor, James Kgalajwe was at ease as he spoke about some of the challenges the city is facing and poor service delivery.

These have been some of the major bones of contention and source of tumult in many previous meetings when councillors and managers engaged in verbal wars characterised by heckling, insults and name-calling. A calm and collected Kgalajwe had no hecklers and interrupters as councillors passively listened to him. He called for unity if the council is to achieve its mandate and said 2013 has been marred by upheavals mainly because of service delivery.

"Let me remind you once again that we are all here with a common intent to drive the developmental vehicle of our city, hence the need for us to work together in our mission to achieve our mandate," he said.   He asserted that differences in opinion should be expected in an  organisation as large as the city council. "We are all here for the same reason, differences or no differences. We serve the same master who is our customer, hence the need to iron out our differences and continue with our core mandate," Kgalajwe said.

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