ATTENTION : EDITORS, JOURNALISTS, PRODUCERS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADM INVITES COMMUNITIES TO PARTAKE IN ITS 2022-2026 DRAFT IDP & 2022-2023 BUDGET THROUGH PUBLIC COMMENTS
ADM HEADQUARTERS - FRIDAY, 08 APRIL 2022
This week from 07 – 08 April 2022, Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Executive Mayor Nceba Ndikinda engaged its six local municipalities based communities presenting its 2022-2026 Draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and 2022-2023 Budget for comments and inputs.
Taking his legislated role into action, Ndikinda visited four locally based community radio station and led engagements focusing on the district’s planning and economic development and how the municipality would be matching its financial resources with the service delivery priorities identified and projects to make impact on communities before the District can adopt the final IDP and Budget before the start of its new fiscal.
With his first engagements at Forte and Ngqushwa stations for Raymond Mhlaba, Great Kei, Amahlathi and Ngqushwa LMs on 07 April 2022 while today, 08 April 2022, he closed off at UCR and Khanya stations covering Mbhashe, Great Kei and Mnquma LMs , respectively.
All engagements were by use of virtual meetings as these meetings were held in cautiously observing Covid-19 protocols albeit amidst President Cyril Ramaphosa’s termination of the country’s state of disaster.
Issued by ADM Communications and Customer Care Unit
#SAVEWATER #SAVELIVES #USEWATERRESPONSIBLY
During his address, ADM Executive Mayor Cllr Nceba Ndikinda took time to explain the source of water for Melani Village which is Binfield Dam "fortunately as the community the dam is within your sight and ure able to see when it is dry and can attest that it was dry for the longest time owing to drought that ADM has been battling with for over 5 years. The recent rains have however improved our dam levels and as such Binfield is seating at 85%" said Ndikinda. He further expounded on the Rural Yard Connection Policy as adopted by council "we are now conducting awarenesses to inform our communities that illegal connections will have to be legalised to manage the limited resource that is water and gauge water usage because there is not enough care by those who have connected illegally." Ndikinda went on to clarify that those that are indigent should not fear exclusion in this process as they will also be part of rural yard connections to receive their 6kiloliter allowance which government provides to those households earning a total of R3 980. 00. Important to note is that eve those that are indigent will be charged should they exceed the 6kiloliter threshold.