Umzimvubu Local Municipality is committed in improving public participation processes in the interest of developing a democratic participation of all its residents. The municipality is currently conducting consultation road shows on the draft ward delimitations for 2021 Local government elections, which commenced on the 14th of February 2020 set to end on the 26th of February 2020.

Different wards have been consulted through municipal clusters and these consultation sessions were conducted at Msukeni cluster, Kwabhaca and Kwashinta cluster with no disruptions, the Maxesibeni and Sugarbush consultation was set to take place on the 26 February 2020.

Umzimvubu therefore rally behind the District Development Model which aims at accelerating, alignment and integration of service delivery under a single development plan so as to improve service delivery.

“The ward delimitation process will not only assist the Municipality to solicit public inputs from communities but will deepen the public’s understanding about demarcation processes, what has led to changes where wards are changed and ensure community involvement. Subsequently a meaningful public participation will ensure a successful ward delimitation process that will promote free and fair elections.” said Cllr Sobane Mnukwa the mayor of Umzimvubu Local Municipality.

The Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) is set to convene all Umzimvubu stakeholders from various wards for final submission of their inputs on the 10th of March 2020 in Mount Ayliff Town Hall at 10am.

Members of the media are urged to impart information of this important campaign to communities across Umzimvubu.

For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:

Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
HOD: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
Zembe.Nokhanyo@umzimvubu.gov.za
039 255 8508 / 072 091 3952