GKM Viewpoint

2018-03-09 06:00

WARM greetings to Kokstad residents and the community at large.

Council adopts an adjustment budget

The council has adopted the adjustment capital and operating budget as per the prescripts of section 28 (2) (b).

The adjustment capital budget for 2017/2018 is R93,9 million (original R63,7 million) and the council funded portion has been capped at R48,4 million (original R36,1 million).

The estimated expenditure adjustment operating budget for 2017/18 is R366 595 (original R370 111million).

The total proposed capital and operating budget for 2017/2018 is estimated at sum of R460 583m from R433 817 million.

Indigent support register

The Council further took note of the indigent support register report that was outlining the process followed when the indigent application were screened before they were approved to be beneficiaries.

The Council was shocked to learn that members of the community applied for indigency while some of them are employed by the government and municipalities, and some are directors of companies.

The process of screening was very important to conduct as it has saved a lot of money for the municipality.

Charity golf day

The municipality, in partnership with Link Pharmacy and Vukani Golf Club, are preparing for a charity golf tournament which is aimed at raising funds for charity organisations in need of assistance around Kokstad. The tournament will be held on March 10 at Kokstad golf sports ground.

Entry fee is R250 per person and includes a halfway lunch and supper.

The tournament is open to all golfers and non-golfers. Greater Kokstad Municipality mayor Mtolo has already registered to participate. Municipal employees and councillors are urged to support this fund-raising activity.

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