Promise to fast-track delivery
WHEN tabling the Nkandla Municipal Draft Budget for 2018/2019, Mayor Thami Ntuli committed himself to deliver basic services to all residents of rural Nkandla, regardless of political affiliation.
Cllr Ntuli said his municipality remained focused on breaking the chains of poverty.
‘We will use the R100-million budget to ensure that we change people’s lives by providing them with water, electricity and rural housing.
‘We have declared zero tolerance against fraud and corruption in our municipality.
‘Last year alone we supported young people by providing them with tertiary registration assistance fees, driver’s licences and other relevant skills needed in the workplace,’ said the mayor.
Ntuli said they were still committed to developing cooperatives and emerging entrepreneurs to boost local economic development, while making space for job creation at the same time for the unemployed.
‘We will be at the forefront of job creation. We will ensure that every year we give jobs to close to 300 people through the Expanded Public Works Programme.
‘As the leadership of Nkandla Municipality, we will do everything in our power to maintain our clean audit status since we assumed office,’ he said.
Nkandla Mayor Thami Ntuli delivering his speech in the Council Chambers