There is a remarkable progress in the delivery of basic services to the residents of Capricorn district.
This is was well recorded in the 2014/15 annual report that was tabled to residents, ward committees and representatives of government and non-government institutions last week during a public hearing.
CDM gave members of the public an opportunity to examine the report and verify accomplishments as reported in the backward-looking document of council. “We scored on many fronts of service delivery and we also missed on some opportunities but the report reveals that we are not far off the mark”, said Executive Mayor Gilbert Kganyago when presenting the report.’
He said the municipality created 3 028 jobs through expanded public works programme that went a long way in reducing unemployment thus alleviating poverty and inequalities and underdevelopment. “We also provided support to cooperatives and emerging and small enterprises that encouraged young people to play a role in creating jobs”, Kganyago said, adding that CDM also awarded 40 deserving students with bursaries to further their studies at FET colleges.
After the Executive Mayor presented the report, people were afforded an opportunity to ask questions and make inputs into the report. On Friday 11 March, a closing hearing will be held for the acting municipal manager to answer all questions from council.
The Municipality is required by Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) 56 of 2003 to prepare an annual report of each financial year for the purpose of providing an accurate and honest record of activities, performance in service delivery and budget implementation. It is a backward-looking document that reflects on all aspects of performance in terms of how the IDP and budget were implemented. It includes financial statements and AG’s audit opinion report for the financial year 2014/15.
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