Dis­trict IDP road­shows con­tinue

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS - Gugu Myeni

COM­MU­NITY mem­bers in the uM­folozi Mu­nic­i­pal­ity dis­trict gath­ered at the Mzingazi sport field on Tues­day to give in­put on the King Cetshwayo Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s In­te­grated De­vel­op­ment Plan (IDP) for the 2019/2020 fi­nan­cial year.

This was the third IDP road­show hosted by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, with the first held in Mthon­ja­neni and the sec­ond in the City of uMh­lathuze last month.

Among the stake­hold­ers who made pre­sen­ta­tions to the com­mu­nity were the In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (IEC), Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Agency and the De­part­ment of So­cial De­vel­op­ment.

The com­mu­nity was given an op­por­tu­nity to sub­mit sug­ges­tions on the plans dur­ing a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion.

At a pre­vi­ous road­show King Cetshwayo Dis­trict Mayor, Nonhle Mkhulisi, said the road­shows not only pre­sented the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s plans, but also served as an op­por­tu­nity to re­ceive pub­lic in­put on is­sues that may be con­sid­ered dur­ing the com­pi­la­tion of the IDP.

‘By 2035 the King Cetshwayo Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal­ity will be a co­he­sive, eco­nom­i­cally vi­able dis­trict with sus­tain­able strate­gic in­fras­truc­ture sup­port­ing job creation through rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion, ru­ral de­vel­op­ment and the pro­mo­tion of our her­itage,’ she said

She added that mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties have the re­spon­si­bil­ity of en­sur­ing that so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment is pri­ori­tised.

‘They need to iden­tify and mar­ket new eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties, as well as create an en­abling en­vi­ron­ment for lo­cal busi­nesses through ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive ser­vice and in­fras­truc­ture de­liv­ery,’ Mkhulisi said.

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