SERVICE delivery in Capricorn district got a major boost following a budget adjustment from the original budget of R897m to R1 billion for the financial year 2014/2015 financial year. The adjustment was approved during a council meeting on Friday 23 January 2015 after the municipality made a mid-year budget review in order to identify areas that require an additional funding.
The total budget has therefore increased by 21% (R191m) which was derived from increase in capital budget and decrease in operating budget. The resulted increase from R293m to R442m in capital budget and decrease of R732m to R727m in operating budget. This means that some of the capital projects such as water services have gained more resources and funding while others, such as roads will lose their budget as CDM does not implement roads projects anymore.
In May 2014, the municipality approved a capital budget of R897mm and the said budget has now been increased to R1 billion. The adjustment will help the municipality to address the current service delivery backlog in water (which is now 11%) and ensure that all households have access to water.
As the district nears the end of the council term, the council has committed the budget to finish a suite of capital projects that were identified during the beginning of the 2014/15 financial year. Moreover, the council was satisfied the municipality’s mid-year performance report as well as the 2013/14 annual report, that were presented during the council meeting.
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