Premier welcomes Maine’s resignation

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has announced the resignation of Department of Local Government and Human Settlements MEC Collen Maine, who is now leading the ANC Youth League.

Mahumapelo made the announcement during a media briefing held in Mahikeng on Tuesday.

"We have therefore appointed MEC Wendy Nelson who is responsible for the department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development to act as the MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements until further notice," said Mahumapelo.

Mahumapelo said Maine's resignation does not mean the provincial cabinet would be reshuffled.

"The decision to appoint MEC Nelson is based on the firm understanding that she has a major role to play in managing intervention measures for municipal finance systems, the work she has been performing well together with the outgoing MEC Maine," he said.

The premier Mahumapelo further thanked Maine for his contribution towards improving the performances of various municipalities in the province.

He said Maine had ensured that human settlements programmes are well implemented.

"We are also positive that MEC Nelson is well placed to continue shaping up our municipalities' state of affairs, and that she will perform this added responsibility to her utmost ability," said Mahumapelo.