The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s public participation sessions, planned until next Thursday, are gathering speed as residents turn up in their numbers to give their input on the budget and Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
The Linton Grange library hall was packed to capacity and the other session for the night was held at the Despatch Town Hall. Tonight’s sessions will be conducted at the Daku Community Hall and the NU 30 Community Hall.
Chapter 4 of the Municipal Systems Act of 2000 states that a municipality must develop a culture of municipal governance that complements formal representative governance with a system of participatory governance, and must for this purpose encourage and create conditions for the local community to participate in the affairs of the Municipality, including in the preparation, implementation and review of its integrated development plan in terms of Chapter 5.
All residents of Nelson Mandela Bay, including stakeholders, civil society, government departments and parastatals, are encouraged to participate in these sessions and make meaningful contributions in order to improve development and service delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay. These IDP and Budget consultations will be led by the Executive Mayor and the Mayoral Committee.
This week’s public meetings:
- THURSDAY: 9 May 2013 Soweto Community Hall (18h00 – 20h00), Henry Fazzie Community Hall (18h00 – 20h00)
- FRIDAY: 10 May 2013 Auditorium, City Hall (12:00 – 14:00)
- MONDAY: 13 May 2013 Jeff Masemola Hall (18h00 – 20h00), Babs Madlakane Hall (18h00 – 20h00), Raymond Mhlaba Sport Centre (18h00 – 20h00)
- TUESDAY: 14 MAY 2013 Allan Ridge Community Hall (18h00 – 20h00), Gelvandale Community Hall (18h00 – 20h00)
- WEDNESDAY: 15 MAY 2013 George Botha Indoor Sport Centre (18h00 – 20h00), Wells Estate Community Hall (18:00 – 20h00)
- THURSDAY: 16 MAY 2013 Kuyga Community Hall (12h00 -14h00), Joe Slovo (18h00 – 20h00)