Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has dramatically improved its financial planning
and management since the DA-led coalition government took office, reducing
financial deviations by approximately 90%.
the previous administration, the Mayoral Committee was approving roughly 120
financial deviations at almost every sitting. Legislation makes provision for
deviations in cases of unavoidable emergency, indicating that the previous
administration was in a constant state of financial disarray and poor
of the main areas that has influenced this change has been the strengthening of
internal financial systems and careful planning. This new government is set on
curbing unnecessary expenditure through smart and forward-thinking
we near the budget cycle, this promising change bodes well for the financial
sustainability of the Municipality.
Metro has over the years been subjected to wasteful expenditure and rampant
corruption totalling billions of rand. This money should have been directed at
providing basic services to communities.
the last four months, this new government has exerted a stringent approach in
terms of budgeting and planning, giving priority to efficient governance while
promoting social and economic development in the Metro.
Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Athol Trollip said that this was an example of the
sort of change promised prior to the 2016 Local Government
must adopt a different attitude to accepting the practice of using deviations.
This has become a corruption loophole under our predecessors. Deviations should
be closely monitored and only be used in exceptional circumstances,” said Mayor
Trollip at a council meeting held in the Woolboard Exchange on the
changes are taking place in Metro and many other positive developments await
this city. Ours is a mission that is informed by the need to change the fortunes
and economic landscape of this metropolitan,” said Mayor
government is more determined than ever to improve service delivery through
smart budgeting and grow the economy to create jobs.
by the office of the Executive Mayor, Cllr Athol Trollip. For more information,
please contact the Mayoral Spokesperson, Sibongile Dimbaza, on 0823793404 or