CDM consults on 2022/23 IDP and budget
Stakeholders from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-based organisations (CBOs), youth, women and persons with disabilities in Capricorn district gathered at Bolivia Estate last Tuesday to be consulted on Capricorn District Municipality’s 2022/23 Draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and budget.
The session was the first of a series of consultative meetings with all the stakeholders in CDM’s area of jurisdiction and sessions with traditional leaders and the business sector and academic institutions were also hosted. The local municipalities in CDM’s area of jurisdiction (Polokwane, Blouberg, Lepelle-Nkumpi and Molemole) already adopted their respective IDP’s to enable the district to be informed before finalising its own IDP and the process will culminate in the tabling of the CDM’s final IDP/Budget during the council meeting that will take place on 20 May, before the end of the 2021/22 financial year on June 30.
CDM Mayor, Mamedupi Teffo took the podium and said that the IDP seeks to respond to issues that were raised during the IDP Representative Forums that were convened during the last month. The IDP runs hand-in-hand with the budget to ensure that operations and projects are adequately funded.
For the 2022/23 financial year that starts on July 1, CDM intends to spend R852.4m on operational expenses. Capital projects for 2022/23 will amount to R367.3m, of which R321.8m is set aside for water projects, R30.8m for water operations and maintenance and quality, R1.2m for emergency and disaster services and R13.4m for corporate services. The total income and expenditure for 2022/23 is estimated at R1.2b. The operational budget is funded through equitable shares that replaced the regional services council (RSC) levies, grants, interest on investments and sundry income such as water sales, while the funds for capital works are sourced from equitable shares and the municipal infrastructure grants.
Teffo expressed the wish that all stakeholders will work together with CDM to make the district the home of excellence and opportunities for a better life.