|Office of the Chief Whip|
Cllr. Lucky Pule Phooko
Office : 056 216 9132
Office of the Chief Whip
The new system of government represents a paradigm shift from the old system since it incorporates a vision of a developmental local government system.
The Office of the Council Whip was created to bring synergy and to maintain discipline among all political parties (within the governing party as well as those outside the ruling party) He is expected to build cordial relationships with all political parties. The Council Whip’s role covers both the political as well as the administrative functions of the Council with emphasis on political aspect.
The Council Whip of Council also serves as the Chief Whip of the ruling party and his responsibilities include the management of the ANC, supervision and management of the ANC Caucus as well as the efficient running of constituency work. The Council Whip and Caucus leadership bear the responsibility of motivating, advising and instilling discipline of performance among Caucus members and councilors. The role of the Whippery is to manage the study groups and ensure that members of the party speak with one voice.
The Council Whip provides administrative and secretarial support services to all councilors. This support strengthens the effectiveness of councilors in their role as public representatives.
The Council Whip of Council also serves as the Chief Whip of the ruling party and his responsibilities include the management of the Whippery of the ANC. The role of the Whippery is to manage the study groups and ensure that members of the party speak with one voice.
The Office of the Council Whip is charged with the following responsibilities
The Council Whip plays a key role in promoting good governance. The Council Whip ensures that all committees of Council quorate through an equitable distribution of councillors to these committees
One of the key roles of the Council Whip is to ensure that councillors are accountable to wards and their political parties conflict Resolution
The Council Whip on a continuous basis is called to intervene in disputes between communities and Councillors
Council Decision Making
The Council Whip plays a key role in facilitating consensus between different parties in Council
Discipline of Councillorsbr
The Council Whip and the Speaker of Council have a co responsibility to ensure adherence to the Code of Conduct by Councillors
Caucus and Constituency Support
The Council Whip of Council also ensures that all Councillors do their Constituency work and that the necessary resources are provided through the Constituency Fund.
The Office of the Council Whip provides administrative and secretariat support to all Whips, the office is also responsible for providing Councillor Capacity Development.
last updated on 24/07/2015