SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande seen with Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle in the foreground.Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

Bhisho - Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle appointed a co-ordinating forum in the province at a special executive council held in Bhisho on Thursday.

“As the premier, I will chair the premier's co-ordinating forum and the various clusters have been allocated to members to lead,” he said in a statement.

“Deliberations focused the allocation of responsibilities to various members of the executive council to ensure that government through the cluster system works in an efficient, integrated and co-ordinated manner.”

Members of the forum are:

* MEC Fikile Xasa, governance and administration cabinet committee;

* MEC Helen Sauls-August, social transformation cabinet committee;

* MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane, economic development cabinet committee;

* MEC Sakhumzi Somyo, cabinet budget committee.