Since last we spoke, the world has undergone a significant and historical change, as the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the globe, infecting millions and leading to tens of thousands of deaths. I am so humbled to have this opportunity again to share with you a few developments in our municipality. When South Africa’s National Lockdown was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, most only had a few days following the announcement to prepare. So, it was not only citizens whose lives were thrown into chaos, but also the municipalities that are at the forefront of service delivery. Thank you to those who obeyed the Covid-19 Regulations through all levels of the Lockdown. We did not enjoy our festive since the pandemic was in second wave. We want to thank our President of the Republic of South Africa who is continuously taking the initiative to deal with Covid-19 pressures.
We would also like to thank our community citizens who have made things better by complying to Covid- 19 protocols. We would have never been able to lower the pressure on our own . We did try our best together with our ward Councilors to intensify awareness to the communities. We would also like to thank Amakhosi waseNdlunkulu for playing their part in raising Covid-19 awareness to the communities
Now is the time for Councils to adopt adjustment budget in terms of section 28 of Municipal Finance Management Act No56 of 2003. By revising our Annual budget, we still commit ourselves to deliver services to the communities of uMzimkhulu.