IDP meetings continue at Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality, Led by Her Worship the Mayor Sindisiwe Msomi together with Deputy Mayor Cllr Kholeka Hadebe, Speaker Cllr Sifiso Phoswa Municipal Councilors and Harry Gwala District Councillors led by Cllr Dlamini, as part of an endeavour to ensuring sufficient service delivery, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality held an Intergrated Development Plan and Budget meeting with stakeholders from the Himeville/Underberg areas including residents and rate payers association as well as various business sectors. This platform provided for all stakeholders to come and interact directly with the Municipality on issues affecting the community at large.
Amongst the key objectives, the meeting aimed to clarify and elaborate on the programmes and plans of the Council. Enhance awareness and participation of the residents in monitoring and evaluation of the municipal plans and programs as required by the Municipal Systems Act.
Stakeholders have diverse interests in the provision of services, however, they support the municipality in responding to communities’ basic needs through engagements in decision-making.
Hon.Mayor Msomi did mention that there is a need to put measures in place to continuously ensure that the municipality measure its performance and compliance with set targets. There needs to be more accountability across all levels of the leadership spectrum (municipality & stakeholders) and systems put in place to ensure continuous flow of information from the institution to community members. Working together to build better communities.