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NEWS Richmond Local Municipality Grounded in social cohesion

The Mayor of Richmond Local Municipality, Cllr Siminenkosi Samora Ndlovu, who has spent less time in the office and more time on the ground attending to service delivery issues said, “there can never be enough consultation with the community in Local Government because this is the coalface of governance, therefore, our decision to continuously engage our people remains the primary focus of this administration”. On Tuesday 18th of May 2021, Mayor, Cllr Siminenkosi Samora Ndlovu met with ward committee members as a build up to the IDP/Budget in an attempt to accelerate service delivery of the IDP/Budget Vote scheduled in the coming weeks.

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The meeting with the ward committee members afforded the Municipality an opportunity to give feedback regarding budget and expenditure while getting much needed input from communities about their expectations and experiences in the work that they do. Ward committees were offered an opportunity to ask questions and raise issues they deemed as priority to them which will assist the Municipality in planning for the 2021/2022 financial year Budget. All the inputs submitted will form part of the city’s Integrated Development Plan. The Municipality has communicated with a number of local radio stations as platforms to present the IDP/Budget

thus ensuring that the community is informed and able to engage – this is in line with the threat of the third COVID-19 wave which makes it difficult to hold ward meetings. Let’s all stay safe and remember to take vaccinations seriously. Richmond Municipal Council cares.

“there can never be enough consultation with the community in Local Government because this is the coalface of governance”

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