The Government has since embarked on the 6th...
It is with great sadness and shock to have lost...
As part of improving the marketing of the Gate Way...
UMzimkhulu Mayoral Stakeholders Forum Preparing for...Monday, 17 March 2014 14:33
Municipal BereavementMonday, 17 March 2014 14:30
CAR SHOW EVENTMonday, 17 March 2014 14:35
It is with great sadness and shock to have lost the Speaker of Umzimkhulu Local Municipality, Cllr. Khaya Thobela in such a barbaric manner. He was brutally attacked at his homestead in Mfundweni Village of Umzimkhulu, on Thursday evening and eventually passed away on Sunday while in hospital.
"This inhuman, cowardice and merciless assassination of our Speaker did not ONLY rob us a Speaker of the Council but it has robbed us a true leader. As a Speaker of the Council, Cllr.Thobela always ensured accountability, transparency, respect, fruitful engagements during the council proceedings therefore his legacy will forever remain in our minds. Cllr. Thobela worked tirelessly to ensure that the community of Umzimkhulu and surroundings also benefit from the promises of the Government of the day. Ngwane, as he was affectionately known, played a huge role towards the successes of our municipality. His role in the country had been characterised by humble, love, respect and commitment. This is indeed a great loss to the people of Umzimkhulu as a whole. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the Thobela family and entire Umzimkhulu." said the deeply sadden Mayor of Umzimkhulu Local Municipality, Cllr. Mphuthumi Mpabanga.
The memorial service will be held as follows
Date: 27 April 2017
Venue: Umzimkhulu Sport field
(next to Umzimkhulu TVET College)
The funeral service will be held as follows:
Date: 30 April 2017
Venue: Ibisi Sport field
The Government has since embarked on the 6th National Imbizo Focus Week of the current administration which began on 17th of April 2017 until the 23rd of April 2017. The UMzimkhulu Local Municipality is on board as mandated by chapter 4 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act (Act No.32 of 2000) and will be starting with its own Izimbizo for the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Outreach Programmes. The municipal outreach/Imbizo will commence from the 23rd of April until the 03rd of May 2017. These IDP outreach Programmes will be championed by the UMzimkhulu Honourable Mayor Cllr. Mphuthumi Mpabanga.
The Izimbizo’s follow after the Draft Integrated Development Plan and Budget was tabled to council for adoption and subsequently submitted to the Department of Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs as per requirements of chapter 4 of the Local Government Finance Management Act (Act No. 53 of 2003) and chapter 5 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act (Act No. 32 of 2000).
Subsequently the municipality held a stakeholder’s forum meeting which took place on 18 April 2017 at Umzimkhulu Municipality Council Chambers wherein the government departments tabled in front of councillors and relevant stakeholder the projects to be implemented in Umzimkhulu area of jurisdiction, Mayor Cllr. Mpabanga is the chairperson of this gathering.
The aim of Izimbizo is to involve the communities in the planning, implementation and review of the IDP and Budget as mandated by section 16 of the MSA (Act 32 of 2000).
The Umzimkhulu local Municipality’s Council has invited all residents, stakeholders and groups to a series of meetings to discuss the municipality’s integrated development Plan and budget. Hosting such an event ensures that all communities are given an opportunity to interact directly with the municipality’s political leadership under the Umzimkhulu Local Municipality regarding development issues that affect their daily lives within their area of jurisdiction.
As part of improving the marketing of the Gate Way (Tourism Centre) and also in opening a platform for local stakeholders, staff and community at large to network in business and tourism sector hence the car show event.
The aim is to promote and increase the number of visitors at Gate Way. The event had car dealers on site for anyone who is interested in the dealership presentation about the car on site or their broacher then process the deal on sport or visit their offices. Dealers who came was Half Way Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai and Mazda. The event was on the 14th December 2016, the event opened a platform for local businesses in creating business opportunities.
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