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MEDIA STATEMENT 08 MAY 2020 – FRIDAY

UMZIMVUBU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY TO HOST A DIGITAL IDP AND BUGDET CONSULTATIVE PROGRAMME FOR 2020/21 FY ON COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS

Umzimvubu Local Municipality will host a digital IDP and Budget consultative programme on three local community radio stations on the 13th May 2020. Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipality has ventured into other digital mediums to appease all mandatory public consultative processes.

The municipality has identified three community radio stations; Alfred Nzo Community Radio, Inkonjane Community Radio and the Voice of Matat FM. A link-in transmission approach will be used to connect all three radio stations from 16:00pm – 18:00pm.

“Local residents will have an opportunity to comment on the developmental programme of the municipality as contained in the IDP and budget for the next financial year. The integrated development plan and budget outreach programme is a process through which municipalities prepare a strategic development plan. This then guides and informs all planning, budgeting, management and decision-making processes in the municipality. Residents are therefore urged to participate in this programme” said Umzimvubu Mayor, Councillor Sobane Mnukwa.

The Draft IDP and Draft Budget documents can be viewed electronically at The Draft IDP and Draft Budget documents can be viewed electronically at www.umzimvubu.gov.za. The session will also stream live on the Official Municipal Facebook Page: Umzimvubu Local Municipality. The media and all local residents are invited to participate in the digital IDP and Budget Outreach Programme.

Lines open after 16:15pm.

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

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