Media Invite: Mec Dube-Ncube to unveil radical, pro-poor budget

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube will tomorrow, 9 May 2017, present to members of the KZN Legislature and the people of KZN her department’s Budget Policy Statement, for the 2017/2018 financial year.

Among the issues expected to come under spotlight are:

– Municipalities that are owed billions by big business, government departments and residents;

– Role to be played by municipalities in Radical Economic Transformation;

– Progress made in fighting corruption and new measures to prevent it;

– Aggressive plans to eradicate apartheid spatial planning;

– Progress made in the Back to Basics programme and an outline of its second phase;

– Plans to increase the number of municipalities getting clean audit outcomes;

– Targets to bring KZN closer to universal access to water, electricity and sanitation; and

– Strides made in restoring dignity of the institution of traditional leadership and the remuneration of izinduna.

The department’s 2017/2018 Budget will aim to revolutionise Cogta’s approach in the context of Radical Economic Transformation on a scale that has never been seen in KZN before.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Budget presentation, the details of which are as follows:

Date: 09 May 2017

Time: 09:30 AM

Venue: Provincial Legislature, Pietermaritzburg

Media enquiries: KZN Cogta spokespersons Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Msawakhe Mayisela, 060 966 4220