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City of Tshwane calls on residents to submit IDP comments online

The City of Tshwane is appealing to residents to digitally submit their comments on the drafting of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP).

This is due to lockdown restrictions that do not permit mass gatherings.

“The review of the IDP provides the platform for laying down strategic interventions for the next three years. This allows for a public participation process through which the communities are able to comment on the developments they require in their respective wards and on the proposed tariff increases, which come into effect on July 1 2020.

“This exercise is done through public meetings in various communities, however, due to the lockdown which prohibits mass gatherings, we are required to use other means, including media platforms, to solicit comments from our communities on matters that affect them daily,” the municipality says in a statement.

The Local Government Municipal System Act, 2000, states that each municipal council must, within a prescribed period after the start of its elected term, adopt a single, inclusive and strategic plan for the development of the municipality.

Details of the draft IDP are available on the City of Tshwane official website, www.tshwane.gov.za.

Comments and input can be submitted by email to the following address: IDPcomments@tshwane.gov.za by 15:00 on 19 June 2020 or hand-delivered to the IDP comments box, reception desk, Ground Floor, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria.