Dalipe asks ZCWD directors to resign

Mayor John Dalipe has requested the members of the Board of Directors of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) led by Chairperson James Cesar L. Makasiar to tender their courtesy resignations effective immediately.

In his letter dated August 11, Dalipe told the ZCWD Board members that as the newly elected City Mayor of Zamboanga [it is] his mission to find and implement solutions to the recurring water supply and distribution problems that the people are experiencing.

“To achieve this goal, my administration needs to reconstitute the Board, the highest policy-making body of the said government-owned and controlled corporation,” Dalipe said, believing that the ZCWD urgently needs to chart a new direction towards a more effective and efficient management with fresh ideas that are responsive to the needs of the city’s water-consuming public.

Under Presidential Decree No. 198 as amended, the city mayor is the appointing authority of the ZCWD Board, as such Dalipe said “It is my desire that all existing members of the Board support the programs of the city government towards a fresh start.”

“Through your cooperation and towards this goal, I am requesting that you tender your courtesy resignations effective immediately, similar to your colleague, Arnold Martin B. Atilano, who tendered his courtesy resignation as Board member last June 30, 2022,” Mayor Dalipe said in his letter to Board Chairperson Makasiar, Vice Chairperson Abram M. Eustaquio, Board Secretary Jesale M. Saavedra and Director Alvin G. Hung.

The mayor was hopeful that the Board will unite with him and the people of Zamboanga in attaining an unhampered, affordable and sustainable delivery of potable water services.-(Vic Larato)