Addressing dozens of New Brighton residents‚ Bobani said 100% of the municipal budget would be channelled to the townships.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Ratepayers’ Association said it would fight any move to sideline residents in specific areas of the metro. The municipality is reviewing the IDP and budget before the draft budget for 2019/2020 is tabled in council in May.
The plan is to meet residents to establish what the priorities are for the various wards. Bobani said township residents had suffered for long enough. “The money that was meant to come here was not coming here‚” he said.