The 2018/2019 financial year mid-term performance of the district stands at 64%. This report was tabled before Council in Cacadu recently (on 30 January 2019). The report also revealed that the district fell short in attaining all its set targets and corrective measures were outlined in this regard. Out of 137 planned targets as per CHDM SDBIP (Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan), the district managed to achieve 87 targets while 50 were not attained.
The SDBIP for 2018/19, was divided in terms of the five key performance areas applicable to local government viz.
- KPA 1: Municipal Transformation and Institutional Development – Its main focus is on the provision of support services internally. These would speak chiefly to matters of human resource provisioning and development, employee wellness, information communication technologies, fleet management services and legal services.
- KPA 2: Basic Service Delivery and Infrastructure Development – the main focus is of tangible service delivery matters such as water and sanitation, roads maintenance, housing and town planning services.
- KPA 3: Local Economic Development – this focuses on those indicators seeking to ensure that conducive conditions are created for broader economic growth and ultimately to boost the district economy. Typically, these indicators would focus on amongst others, issues such as tourism promotion and development, forestry programmes, heritage development, the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), and agriculture.
- KPA 4: Municipal Financial Viability and Management – focuses on the internal financial management processes. As such, this would focus on matters relating to budget development, supply chain management issues, asset management as well as income and expenditure management.
- KPA 5: Good Governance and Public Participation – focuses on good governance matters such as public participation, stakeholder engagement, customer care, performance management, the effectiveness of oversight structures, internal audit matters, risk management and communications.
The performance rating attained as per above mentioned KPAs was reported as follows:
- Municipal Transformation and Organizational Development attained 50%
- Basic Service Delivery 68%
- Local Economic Development 95%
- Financial Management and Viability 43%.
- Good Governance and Public Participation 67%
The overall performance of the district for the six months indicates a 9% decline when compared to the recorded performance in the previous financial year at the same period – which stood at 77%.
The report clearly outlined key challenges that contributed to the decline in performance, which, amongst others, included the construction of water and water waste projects which were behind schedule in terms of their progress. Interventions are in place to ensure an improved performance, particularly in the water and sanitation programme. Executive Mayor,
In terms of Section 72 (1) (a) of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, (Act 56 of 2003) also known as the MFMS, the Accounting Officer must to assess the performance of the Municipality during the first half of the financial year and (b) submit a report on such assessment to— the Mayor of the municipality; the National Treasury; and the relevant Provincial Treasury.
Stakeholders within the district are appraised on the municipal performance on a quarterly basis through the IDP Representative Forum. CHDM encourages attendance of such meetings which are not only informative but also provide an opportunity for participants to hold the municipality accountable.
Issued by the CHDM Communications Unit – Enquiries: Ms Thobeka Mqamelo, at 0825632976 / firstname.lastname@example.org