District IDP roadshows continue
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.