While the new administration is still getting its feet on the ground, Mogale City Local Municipality is aware of the importance to prioritize water, sanitation, refurbishment of old roads and stormwater infrastructure as well as housing – this was Executive Mayor Tyrone Gray’s response to issues raised by communities during the first leg of the Mayoral Integrated Development Plan (IDP) meetings.
Thus far, Councillor Gray accompanied by Members of the Mayoral Committee has engaged with residents of Azaadville, Kagiso, Munsieville, Magaliesburg, Hekpoort Tarlton and Swanieville to present the city’s budget, current challenges, and future.
Topping the list of challenges raised by communities during the community meetings was high crime levels, cable theft, poverty, and joblessness. Councillor Gray acknowledged these concerns and encouraged communities to participate in community-based meetings so that they can hold public representatives to account.
For the benefit of community members and diverse business sectors, the IDP is a legislative super plan for a municipality, and it gives an overall framework for development of areas sitting in that municipality. It aims to co-ordinate the work of local and other spheres of government in a coherent plan to improve the quality of life for all the people living in an area.
As such (being a legislative framework), it considers the existing economic and social conditions, problems and resources available for development of the municipal communities.
Considering the significance of the IDP process and the critical role residents and businesses plays, their participation in the process is thus critical. Consequently, the municipality therefore encourages all its diverse communities to partake in the public engagements.
The public is also encouraged to partake in a separate virtual IDP engagement with the executive mayor as follows:
Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
Platform: Microsoft Teams
Link: Click here to join the meeting
For more information on the IDP/Budget processes, contact our IDP Office on 011 668 0604