2016 Budget izimbizos to start on Friday

2016-03-31 06:00

HCM mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu announced on Tuesday that the budget­ izimbizos will start on Friday.

“The 2016 draft budget will start on 1 April with the first one at Braemer­ Community Hall in Ward 11. The meeting will be regarding the budget in a series of public consultative engagements,” said Mqwebu.

The process is as a result of the adoption of the draft budget for 2016/17 by council at their meeting on Tuesday.

“The izimbizos serve to solicit public opinion on what council proposes in relation to the operating and capital budget. Aside from public meetings, council will also engage stakeholder formations such as ratepayer associations, ward committees and other interested parties,” she said.

Izimbizos schedule:

•1 April, Braemer Community hall at 10am. The affected cluster is Cluster 7 comprising wards 1, 10 and 11.

•4 April, Lamont Community hall at 10am. The affected cluster is Cluster 1 comprising wards 13, 14, 15 and 16.

•6 April, Oshabeni Community Centre, 10am. The affected cluster is Cluster 2 comprising wards 4, 12, 17 and 18.

•6 April, Uvongo Community hall, 5pm. The affected cluster is Cluster 5 comprising wards 2, 3, 6 and 19.

•7 April, Shobeni Community hall, 10am. The affected cluster is Cluster 6 comprising wards 5, 7, 8, 9 and 29.

•8 April, kwaXaba Community hall, 5pm. The affected cluster is Cluster 4 comprising wards 25, 26, 27 and 28.

•11 April, Mtengwane Community hall, 10am. The affected cluster is Cluster 3 comprising wards 20, 21, 22,23 and 24.

The community is encouraged to attend the izimbizo where they live in order to make their voices heard, in the true spirit of our democracy.

- Supplied.

Izimbizos serve to solicit public
opinion on what council proposes in
relation to the
operating and capital budget

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