Thursday, July 31, 2008

Community chooses PAAK executive in lively election

-Linda Jaquet-

Over 400 residents attended a boisterous AGM of the Prince Albert Advies Kantoor/Advice Office in the VGK Hall on the evening of 10 July.

A small group, which appeared to be aligned to the ANC, vociferously queried several aspects of the financial report by the outgoing Chair, Goliath “Tool” Lottering and were advised that the audited financial report was available to the public at the PAAK office.

The same group also noisily opposed Lottering’s nomination as Chair for another year, proposing Mrs Magdalena Benjamin, the Acting Executive Mayor, as their candidate. Although Mrs Benjamin received far fewer votes than Lottering, the same group nominated her as Vice-Chair but saw her come second to the incumbent, Caroline Adams. Isak Windvogel’s nomination as Secretary was unopposed, while Willem Hendricks was voted in as Treasurer. An additional five members, Janine Nel, Beatrice Kok, Pieter April, David Hendriks and Beulah Oliphant, were also elected.

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