Workshop: senior municipal staff acclimatised with budget review

2011-11-02 00:00

KZN municipal mayors, managers and chief financial officers attended a local government budget and expenditure review workshop in the city. The event was organised by National Treasury in collaboration with Provincial Treasury.

Ntokozo Maphisa, spokesperson for Provincial Treasury, said the workshop was to acclimatise senior politicians and officials with the 2011 Local Government Budget and Expenditure Review. Maphisa said the document covers municipal spending and budgets for the periods 2006/07 to 2012/13.

The National Treasury team, led by Conrad Barberton, outlined the challenges that municipalities faced, especially with their expected role in supporting economic growth.

He took delegates through what was required in evaluating future plans for critical municipal services such as water, sanitation, electricity, refuse removal, municipal transport, roads, community and recreational facilities.

KZN MEC for Finance, Ina Cronjé, said the current local government budget document builds on two previous reviews.

“… a one-size-fits-all approach to supporting municipalities does not work,” said Cronje. She added that there was a need for stronger provincial and national monitoring and greater public participation in council processes to improve on service delivery.

“The issue of the decline in the public trust that is raised in one of the chapters of the review is the most pressing challenge facing local government. Mayors, councillors and political parties are increasingly held accountable by the public, who become frustrated with poor governance and corruption that result in poor service delivery,” Cronje said.

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