What’s on the 2017-2018 bud­get?

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

THE Nel­son Man­dela Bay mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s to­tal bud­get for the 2017-18 fi­nan­cial year, which was ap­proved by the coun­cil yes­ter­day, amounts to about R10-bil­lion. This in­cludes the op­er­at­ing and cap­i­tal bud­gets for the city.

SOME of the big de­part­ment al­lo­ca­tions in the op­er­at­ing bud­get will be as fol­lows:

Em­ployee-re­lated costs – R2.8-bil­lion Re­mu­ner­a­tion of coun­cil­lors – R70-mil­lion Bulk elec­tric­ity and wa­ter pur­chases – R3-bil­lion

The cap­i­tal bud­get al­lo­ca­tions for depart­ments will be as fol­lows:

Bud­get and Trea­sury – R25.5-mil­lion Cor­po­rate Ser­vices – R6.6-mil­lion Sport and Recre­ation – R38.7-mil­lion Hu­man Set­tle­ments – R221-mil­lion Elec­tric­ity and En­ergy – R276-mil­lion Roads, Stormwa­ter and Trans­port – R436-mil­lion Wa­ter ser­vices – R196-mil­lion Sanitation ser­vices – R281-mil­lion Pub­lic Health – R47-mil­lion Safety and Security – R13.7-mil­lion

Ma­jor ser­vice delivery projects which will be pri­ori­tised in­clude:

Drought re­lief projects: Nooitgedacht – R12.7-mil­lion Bucket erad­i­ca­tion – R40-mil­lion In­te­grated Pub­lic Trans­port Sys­tem (IPTS) – R168-mil­lion In­ter­nal retic­u­la­tion ser­vices for hous­ing delivery – about R221-mil­lion In­for­mal hous­ing elec­tri­fi­ca­tion – about R44-mil­lion Tar­ring of gravel roads – R90-mil­lion

Tar­iff in­creases for the 2017-18 fi­nan­cial year will be as fol­lows.

Prop­erty rates 4.4%, Wa­ter 9%, Sanitation 9%, Refuse 9% Elec­tric­ity in­crease will be 1.88%, depend­ing on the prop­erty cat­e­gories. – Avuy­ile Mngxi­tama-Diko

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