MULTI-PARTY COALITION GOVERNMENT PASSES ITS BACK-TO-BASICS BUDGET FOR SERVICE DELIVERY AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Today, the Multi-Party Coalition of the City of Ekurhuleni passed its first budget since accession to office in November of 2021. Our budget sets the course for us to intensify the implementation of our Back-to-Basics agenda to improve service delivery and accelerate inclusive growth for the benefit of all the residents and ratepayers of our city.
Our R51.2bn budget details resolute measures for the 2022/23 financial year to continue nursing our city back to financial health to achieve this. This entails focusing our operational and capital expenditure on crucial service delivery areas while eliminating vanity projects and duplicate programmes that are either the responsibility of other spheres of government or through parallel initiatives within our municipality.
The budget is not only the product of the hard work of the Multi-Party Coalition partners. The people of Ekurhuleni, through a public participation process and budget tips campaign conducted last month, overwhelmingly directed us to, among others, fix the state of our roads; speedily
deliver housing; put an end to water interruptions, and most of all, drastically reduce power outages.
Thanks to the support of the majority of councillors in the Legislature of the City of Ekurhuleni, we can now forge ahead resolutely in pursuit of these goals while adhering to the principles of good governance.
Ald. Tania Campbell
Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni