MAYOR OF GAMAGARA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY COUNCILLOR: DINEO MOYO
In accordance with Section 34 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000) municipalities are expected to present a review of its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) annually in line of their five years plan. The most critical area for these processes is to assess the performance of the municipality against its measurable targets and respond to the demands and needs of our people as raised in the previous processes. This is usually applied as a strategic tool to assist the municipality to realise its medium to long –term objectives in a developmentally oriented plan that is also aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP) in its 2030 plan. This process marks the fourth review of our five year plan of the municipality.
This review was informed by the maximum participation of our important stakeholders especially the communities as well as businesses to ensure that the Gamagara Local Municipality put its people first and make them part of decision making when coming to service delivery issues. Although Gamagara municipality was identified as the fastest growing and developing town in the Country with a strong financial base of revenue collection, the current economic situation confronted by the mines will impact negatively in our planning that will result in many of our projects not to be implemented.