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SUCCESSFUL REGION C INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) SESSION PROMOTES COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the Region C Integrated Development Plan (IDP) presentation proved to be a resounding success, marking a significant step towards inclusive governance and community involvement.

Hours before the commencement of the presentation at Roodepoort City Hall, various city entities and departments set up exhibition stalls outside the venue. This allowed community members to interact directly with officials, discussing service delivery concerns and exploring city offerings. Notably, Speaker of Council, Cllr Margaret Arnolds, alongside Regional Director Mlamleli Belot, personally engaged with attendees at these stalls, emphasizing the importance of community input.

As residents gathered inside the hall for the presentation, key city figures, including Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMC), were present. Cllr Magwentshu delivered the IDP presentation, although a brief misunderstanding between leadership and the community arose regarding ward demarcations. However, this was swiftly addressed, reaffirming the commitment to open dialogue and collaboration.

Throughout the presentation, residents welcomed the proposed budget while voicing concerns about long-standing issues. These included the lack of progress on crucial matters such as clinic accessibility, housing for informal settlements, sports facilities, road infrastructure, and drainage systems. Moreover, residents highlighted pressing service delivery challenges like electricity outages, crime, and the hijacking of flats such as in Fleurhof.

Notable among the concerns raised was the issue of land disputes, exemplified by Popi Mabaso from Lerato Village, ward 127. In response, Cllr Magwentshu provided clarity on the city’s efforts to address such matters, demonstrating a commitment to resolving complex issues affecting residents.

Acknowledging the community’s concerns, Cllr Mgcina assured residents that all issues raised would be promptly escalated to the relevant entities and departments for action. Furthermore, Cllr Mnisi explained the rationale behind the allocation of amenities such as clinics, emphasizing the city’s commitment to equitable service provision.

In closing, Cllr Arnolds expressed gratitude to all attendees for their contributions to the draft 2024-25 IDP plan for Region C. The session concluded on a positive note, highlighting the importance of continued engagement between the City and its residents in shaping the future development and prosperity of the region.

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