North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, has appointed Mmoloki Cwaile as the province's new MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs.
Cwaile fills in a position that was left vacant by the passing of his predecessor, Gordon Kegakilwe, who passed away in July due to COVID-19 related complications.
During his announcement on Office of the Premier Facebook page, Mokgoro said he's confident in Cwaile’s commitment to execute his duties.
“This position calls upon Honourable Cwaile to ensure that all our residents across our 22 municipalities [are serviced]. The people in these municipalities are thirsty and yearn for effective service delivery in their areas. And it is this important task to which I have appointed honourable Cwaile.
“I have confidence in his commitment to this huge call to service by the people of this province of this country, that he will execute this task honourably, diligently, efficiently, effectively as well as great consideration to the economy, particularly in this time of very severe fiscal pressures,” Premier Mokgoro said.
Cwaile thanked both his political party the ANC and Premier Mokgoro for demonstrating faith in him and stressed his commitment to serve with diligence and honesty in his new position.
“I am humbled and I appreciate the opportunity given to me by the organization and the leadership of Honourable Premier Professor Mokgoro who has considered me for the replacement in this vacant post. It demonstrated the trust they have in my capacity and skills," Cwaile said.
Cwaile's appointment immediately relieves Boitumelo Moiloa who's been acting in this position after Kegakilwe’s passing. Moiloa is Social Development MEC.
Chief whip of the African National Congress at the North West Provincial Legislature, Paul Sebegoe, welcomed Cwaile’s appointment and expressed confidence in him.
“We are more than confident that the deployment of Cde Mmoloki Cwaile as the MEC of COGTA will bring with it the necessary energy and sober leadership which is required by the department,” Sebegoe said.