Draft Annual report tabled and available for public comment

Draft Annual report tabled and available for public comment

The draft annual report for the 2022/23 financial year was tabled at a January meeting of Council.

The annual report reflects the Municipality’s performance between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023 and aims to promote accountability to the local community for decisions taken throughout the year.

The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) 56 of 2003 also requires that the Municipality prepares an annual report on the Municipality’s activities and financial state, setting out the municipality’s performance in service delivery and budget implementation, including its accomplishments and challenges as well as comparison between targets and performance in the previous financial year, and measures taken to improve performance.

The highlights listed in the Annual Report included that Overstrand was awarded the Best Municipality in the Western Cape by Premier Winde in the first Service Excellence awards; the targets set for access to water, sanitation, and refuse removal for both formal and informal households were all exceeded during 2022/23 and the successful implementation of the emergency load shedding relief grant allocated by the Western Cape Province to install additional back up generators at water and wastewater facilities.

Furthermore, Overstrand Municipality received a clean audit status for the 11th consecutive year. A clean audit outcome confirmed our endeavours in terms of good management, control and also compliance with audit requirements.

The public is encouraged to comment on the draft report. The Council will consider the final Annual Report together with all the comments and representations received during a meeting scheduled for March 2024.

The Annual Report will be available for perusal during office hours at the offices of the Area Managers in Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Kleinmond, in all the public libraries in the Overstrand, the Corporate Head Office of the municipality in Hermanus and on the municipality’s website at www.overstrand.gov.za; go to Documents and click on Annual and Oversight Reports.

The comment period closes on 29 February 2024. Comments can be emailed to R Louw at rlouw@overstrand.gov.za.

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