The Democratic Alliance has long held up the DA-governed Midvaal Local Municipality, under the capable and energetic leadership of Mayor Bongani Baloyi, as an example of the good work that the DA can do when it is given an opportunity to govern for the people.
It, therefore, comes as no surprise that the recently released Dodgy Expenditure Monitorreport by Municipal IQ, rates the DA-governed Midvaal as the top performer when compared to other local municipalities. This means that the levels of unauthorised, irregular, and fruitless and wasteful expenditure (UIFW) in Midvaal sits at 0% of the municipality’s annual budget. Indicating that the people’s money goes directly to the delivery of services and the creation of jobs, in line with the DA’s manifesto and commitment to good governance.
It is clear that under the DA, the people’s lives are better and that there is a guarantee that politicians work in service of the people by putting the community and service delivery first.
In the 2016 Local Government Elections, the people of Midvaal voted for the DA to Keep Making Progress, and we intend on doing exactly that. In his budget speech, Mayor Baloyi charged that “Midvaal can and will be the shining light of Gauteng and the envy of South Africa.”
In the recently tabled budget, some of the commitments made to the people of Midvaal include:
- Upgrading the electricity network
- Improving water delivery for townships
- Tarring roads
- Delivering 23 070 housing opportunities by 2021
- Spending 30% locally which will benefit the youth
Midvaal is clearly leading the way in Local Municipality excellence, showing what the DA can and will do for the people of Gauteng when the people vote for the DA to govern the Province in 2019.
Congratulations Midvaal! Congratulations Mayor Bongani Baloyi!