The DA governed uMngeni Local Municipality in KZN, today passed its 2023/2024 annual municipal budget to the tune of R571, 5 million.
The budget that was presented by Mayor Christopher Pappas was put together following vigorous engagement with communities that would ensure that it speaks to the needs of communities.
The budget includes:
• R24 million allocated for Road Rehabilitation
• R16 million allocated to the Construction of the new Mpophomeni substation
• R3 million allocated towards maintaining landfill site
• R1,1 million towards supporting emerging farmers, informal traders and SMMEs through the LED programmes.
• R1,5 million towards assisting small businesses with capital equipment and goods.
• R600 000 towards an establishment and equipping of a control room.
• R800 000 towards social support including indigent burials, HIV/AIDS campaigns and Gender-Based Violence programmes among others
• R1,1 million towards youth owned businesses, skills development programmes, tertiary fees assistance among others.
In just over 17 months of being in government, the DA was able to take a dysfunctional municipality and start building a capable and ethical municipality. One that is focused on effective and affordable service delivery.
As we head into the 2024 elections, residents of KwaZulu-Natal have the opportunity to vote for the same reliable government. The future and the opportunity for political change lies in the hands of voters.