EXECUTIVE MAYOR’S FOREWORD: CLLR PETER LOBESE
It is my greatest privilege on behalf of Bitou Municipality and in my capacity as Executive Mayor of Bitou Municipality to present to you the Council’s IDP for the period 2017 - 2022. We have noted the progress that has been made thus far and we count it all to our competent staff and management who worked tirelessly in ensuring good governance and effectiveness.
FOREWORD BY MUNICIPAL MANAGER: MR THABO C NDLOVU
It is generally accepted that the broader public are fully aware of the origin, purpose and implementation of the Integrated Development Plan. This perception does not seem to be always correct and may be debatable, as not everybody is equally familiar with Local Government Legislation.
The IDP has its origin from the Municipal Systems Act, Act No.32 of 2000 with its core components specified in Section 26 of the Act.
“Section 36. Municipality to give effect to integrated development plan.— A municipality must give effect to its integrated development plan and conduct its affairs in a manner which is consistent with its integrated development plan.”
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