Day one of the SALGA Council of Mayors (SCoM) kicked off on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 at the City of Cape Town Council Chambers with over 150 delegates in attendance at the Council Chambers in Cape Town.
Under the theme “Enhancing the role of Municipalities in Promoting Investment and Job Creation,” the second annual Council of Mayors serves as a forum through which mayors can consult one another in matters of common interest to improve governance and service delivery within local government.
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The Executive Manager at SALGA, Lance Joel says this year's council will reflect on some of the resolutions made in 2016 in terms of progress made.
There were a lot of concerns around development in rural areas and the request was that we need to look for funding to increase infrastructure development in rural areas.— Lance Joel, Executive manager - Salga
We have done a lot of work in that regard. We have engaged with the National Treasury and today we will be reporting on the progress we have made.— Lance Joel, Executive manager - Salga
The meeting will also be looking at progress made in terms of municipalities recovering money lost during the building of the 2010 infrastructure from companies that overcharged them.
To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below: