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City has stakeholder meeting


A STAKEHOLDER meeting on the progress of the City's key flagship projects and plans for the 2010/2011 financial year will be held tomorrow at Gallagher Estate Convention Centre in Midrand from 10am to 1pm, and members of the public are urged to attend.

The focus of the summit, on Saturday, 27 March is to provide key inputs for the drafting and revision of the City's Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and budget. The IDP is based on the City's vision and sets out its strategic plan over the medium term.

The summit will be attended by Executive Mayor Amos Masondo, councillors and ward committee members. Masondo will give the keynote address and is expected to reflect on the City's developmental priorities, what has been accomplished and challenges that have been faced.

After his speech, participants will be divided into sectoral commissions comprising housing, health, environment, public safety, transportation and infrastructure and service delivery. Comments emanating from the summit will be incorporated into the City's final IDP revision document.

Other issues that will highlighted are:

Progress of the City's five-year Integrated Development Plan;
Service delivery at ward level;
Strengthening and inculcating a culture of participatory planning as a matter of principle;
Service delivery agendas for 2010/201 ; and
Public awareness of the City's achievements.

‘‘It is the City's quest to ensure that its planning and budget allocation are relevant and appropriate," said Pat Nhlapo from its public participation unit.

In previous years, Joburg has used the stakeholder summit as a platform to mobilise community participation and create publicity around the IDP and budget for the upcoming financial year.

At a mayoral budget lekgotla meeting held on 8 and 9 February it was recommended that the City effectively communicates its achievements and creates awareness of its programme of action for 2010/2011.

Buses will be available to take residents to Gallagher Estate, in Midrand from various points across the city. For more information, contact Tieniel Samuel on 011 407 6897, Lorraine Makeketlane on 011 407 6423 or Jeanette Khubisa on 011 407 7350.