KZN COGTA MEC Hlomuka rolls out Local Government Toolkit to municipalities

  • Local Government Toolkit provides a template of municipal policies, processes and procedures

The roll out of the Local Government Toolkit marks an important milestone in the sphere of local government within the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Toolkit seeks to strengthen the policy environment within the province’s municipalities. It provides a template of municipal policies, processes and procedures, which may be adapted and adopted by individual municipalities.

During his Budget Policy Speech, which was delivered last Friday, KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Hlomuka hailed this innovation which is being made available by the department to all municipalities.

Speaking about the Toolkit, MEC Hlomuka said that it promotes uniformity, improves norms and standards in respect of the municipal policy environment and makes a contribution to professionalising local government in our province.

The Toolkit is a one-stop shop for all policies that relate to local government and the running of councils and it is already being utilised by municipalities.