City of Johannesburg urged residents to participate in the upcoming Integrated Development Plan (IDP) consultation meetings in their regions.
CoJ will host IDP cluster meetings in all seven regions of the city until the beginning of December 2018.
The IDP cluster meetings will give members of the community an opportunity to engage with the city’s leadership on service delivery issues and get the feedback on infrastructure developments and service delivery plans for wards.
The IDP is a process through which municipalities prepare a strategic development plan, which extends over a five-year period.
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It includes the planning, budgeting, resource allocation and decision-making processes within the municipality.
It is very important for the residents to attend the IDP consultation meetings in their regions to ensure their voices are heard and that the final budget reflects their needs.
The IDP process is one of the most powerful tools which communities can use to influence the direction they want their municipality to take and to influence the services delivery imperatives which they think must be prioritised by the city.
It is also a platform which enables residents an opportunity to hold the executive accountable for their actions or inaction.
Ward 66 and 118 IDP meeting will be held on November 10 at 9am at Kensington Recreation Hall, Rhodes Park.