What’s on the 2017-2018 budget?
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