SPTC councillors clash over Namibia trip


SELEBI-PHIKWE: Councillors in the copper/nickel town have adopted a report on a fact-finding trip to Tsumeb Namibia despite serious concerns over lack of consultation when the trip was undertaken.

One of the concerned councillors Evelyn Kgodungwe said during a special full council meeting yesterday that the Local Economic Development (LED) committee made a decision on its own without convening a special full council meeting to inform them.

“The idea is noble and we cannot refuse to endorse it. The delegation undertook a trip under council yet we were not consulted and do not even know who elected them. They went under Selebi-Phikwe Town Council (SPTC) yet we did not send them,” she said.

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