National Treasury not impressed by Msunduzi

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Pietermaritburg city hall
Pietermaritburg city hall

Msunduzi Municipality’s service delivery is on a decline, debtors and creditors have increased and the electricity service is vulnerable because of frequent outages.

This is the bleak picture painted by the National Treasury’s director of local government budget analysis, Kgomotso Baloyi in his recent report that was sent to the City manager, Madoda Khathide, last month.

This arises from the annual mid-year budget and performance assessment engagement which focused on Msunduzi’s 2019/20 financial year performance, the 2020/21 mid-year performance and preparations for the 2021/22 medium-term revenue and expenditure framework.

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