COUNCIL APPROVES MUCH NEEDED ADJUSTMENT BUDGET TO GET SERVICE DELIVERY ON TRACK
Today, after a month of political grandstanding, the much-needed adjustment budget was passed in council.
This adjustment budget will be realigning the city’s finances to give expression to the needs of residents on the ground.
Yesterday the city took stock of 36 waste compactors through our plant hire tender to address the waste backlog. With the passing of this adjustment budget, we are now in a position to purchase waste compactors outright to replace our ageing in-house fleet.
Our roads, which have been adversely impacted by recent rains and are riddled with potholes, can now be attended to and brought up to the standard our residents deserve.
Long overdue grass cutting will now take place.
Service delivery which includes but is not limited to – the clean-up of our cemeteries, our inner cities, and townships can now occur unabated.
It is unfortunate that certain political parties who chose to put their narrow interests ahead of residents have delayed this process by over a month hindering the rollout of services.
This multi-party coalition remains committed to ensuring that all residents receive service delivery. The approval of this budget will now give expression to the needs of our people.
This statement is issued by the MMC for Finance, Economic Development, and Information Communication, Cllr Fanyana Nkosi.