The Bitou Municipality is committed to develop and maintain a culture of good governance that complements formal representative government with a system of participatory governance.
Objectives of Public Participation:
Good governance has eight (8) major characteristics:
Participation, Consensus Orientated, Accountability, Transparency, Responsiveness, Effectiveness and Efficiency, Equity and Inclusiveness and follows the Rule of Law.
It assures that corruption is minimised, the views of the minorities are taken into account and that the voices of the most vulnerable in the community are heard in decision making.
Through this policy, the Bitou Local Municipality commits itself to establish appropriate mechanisms, processes and procedures to enable the community of Bitou to participate in the affairs of the municipality in terms of the provisions in Local Government: Municipal System Act, No 32 of 2000.
Last published 30 November 2018