What is a local Councillor?
A local councillor can be elected as an independent candidate or represent a political party. They occupy an office for a period of five years in line with the local government elections.
The ward councillor is elected by citizens living in the ward where he/she is standing for elections.
What is the role of a councillor?
He/she must also ensure that the ward committee exists and that people in the ward participate in local government.
The councillor must report back regularly through ward meetings and help the community in identifying needs and priority areas of development, which will help the municipality’s planning processes.
Issues you can raise with your councillor:
- Water supply
- Illegal electricity connections
- Refuse collection
- Faulty traffic lights
- Dilapidated infrastructure
- Grass that needs cutting
- Any other services offered by the municipality.
Complaints against your councillor
PARTICIPATION IN MUNICIPAL IDP AND BUDGET PROCESSES
An Integrated Development Plan is the grand or master plan for the entire jurisdiction of a municipal area and sets out the desired outcomes and key priorities of that municipal government. It gives an overall framework for the development of that municipality. It pulls together and attempts to present a holistic, aligned picture of the various and multiple sector plans and strategies, including ward based plans.
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