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Last modified: 28 Jun 2017
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Training boost for ward committees

27 June 2017

Public participation received a boost this week when Kouga Municipality hosted an induction session for local ward committees.

Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks said almost 100 ward committee members from across the region attended the training, which was held at Humansdorp.

“Ward committees play an important legislated role when it comes to public involvement in municipal processes,” he said.

“The induction session was an opportunity for members to gain greater understanding of processes such as the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and budget.

“The role which ward committees are expected to play, and how this links to the work of councillors, officials and other stakeholders, was also thoroughly workshopped.”

He said it was the second workshop to be held for Kouga’s ward committees since their establishment last year. The first workshop was held in November 2016 and focused on ward-based planning.

“We would like to thank the ward committee members for sacrificing their Saturday to attend the training. It is dedication such as this that will help us take Kouga back to the top,” he said.