Ad­just­ment bud­get blues

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - DAWIE VAN WYK, Parra chair­man

THE ratepay­ers of Nd­lambe are be­ing to­tally ig­nored!

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity agreed dur­ing the bud­get pe­riod to re­duce over­time and ca­su­als sig­nif­i­cantly, which they did.

Now all they do is put vast vari­ances into the ad­just­ment bud­get. The ratepay­ers feel this is ex­tremely un­der­handed. Why agree to re­duce the ini­tial bud­get for ca­su­als and over­time only to in­crease it again in the ad­just­ment bud­get?

Ca­su­als was set at R1 286 567. The vari­ance was R1 229 688 mak­ing the new ad­justed fig­ure R2516 255, an in­crease of 95.58%.

Worse still, over­time was orig­i­nally pegged at R2 562 069 but, with a R3 205 932.30 ad­just­ment to the bud­get, the new fig­ure of R5768 001.30 means a 125.13%.

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