City responds to Local Government MEC Richard Dyantyi
07 November 2007
The City of Cape Town has responded to Local Government MEC Richard Dyantyi after he made a public announcement regarding the outcome of his assessment of the City of Cape Town’s Integrated Development Plan.
“Unfortunately it seems the MEC has not read all of the documents that we have sent through to him in this regard,” says mayoral spokesperson Robert Macdonald.
Macdonald says details on all of the items he mentions is included in the Service Delivery Budget Implementation Plan, which was sent through to him on 12 September 2007.
“This document, which the City is required to draw up in terms of Section 53 (1) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, is also available on request to the general public,” Macdonald elaborates.
“The MEC does not seem to realise that legislation intends the IDP to be a high-level or ‘overview’ document only. It is not intended to contain the municipality’s full business plan,” he added.