Alfred Nzo District Municipality. The Strategies to Enhance Service Delivery 2002 / 2003. Introduction . The Alfred Nzo District Municipality covers a total surface area of 7784 square kilometers with a population of 554 107. Key Challenges .
The Strategies to Enhance Service Delivery 2002 / 2003
The Alfred Nzo District Municipality covers a total surface area of 7784 square kilometers with a population of 554 107.
The Socio-Economic reality as reflected in the IDP 2002 indicates:
1. Poverty and Unemployment
50% R6000.00 pa
28% R6000.00 - 18000.00 pa
11% +42 000.00 pa
ALFRED NZO 55%
Grade 0-9 72%
Matric only 6%
Matric + 2%
Year Region Province
2000 Alfred Nzo Eastern Cape 24.1% 20.2%
2. Infrastructural backlogs
Existing road 5476km
Surfaced road 390km
Access to water services at RDP standards 7%
Natural source 70%
Boreholes and tanks 7%
Public taps 13%
No access to sanitation 23%
No access to electricity 81%
No access to telephones 84%
Natural disasters in the form of:
Soil erosion; dongas and gullies
5. Revenue Base
Dropped by 65% since dermacation
Inability to raise long term loans with Financial Institutions due to the dropped revenue base.
6. Economic Development
ANDM as the Nodal point has lifted and prioritized the identified ISRDP anchor strategies as the core of its IDP development to enhance delivery.
The key strategies to roll back frontiers of poverty and unemployment encompass:
1. Local Economic development through tourism promotion, SMME development, targeted procurement systems and skills development.
2. Social development through integrated food security, HIV/AIDS intervention and Public Safety.
3. Infrastructural development by provisioning of economic and social infrastructure.
4. Institutional development through service partnerships, formulation of by-laws, internal capacity building related to resource mobilization, IT systems and skills development enhancing public participation through communication strategy that comprise Imbizo’s and EXCO/Mayoral outreach.
The Disaster strategies entail the provisioning of rescue services, Fire services Disaster Management and decentralization of emergency services.
The Environmental strategies range from greening, land rehabilitation, protection on environmental sensitive areas to pollution control.
The revenue collection strategies target the establishment, updating and maintenance of levy payers data base, mass registration of new levy payers, decentralization of collection.
We intend plugging economic leaks and enhancing collective local purchasing power and capital investment.
1. Local Economic Development
In pursuit of the tourism promotion the Alfred Nzo District IDP identified and implemented the following ISRDP projects:
The road infrastructure development has been pursued in support to economic and social development through the following projects:
Project NameSource of fundProgress
1. Maluti Township R1.9m CMIP Tender Stage
2. Belfort Dam Ac road R400 000.00 CMIP Design Stage
3. Machekong Ac road R3.4m CMIP Design stage
4. Madlangala Ac road R1.4m CMIP Design stage
5. Matseng Ac road R1.1m CMIP Design Stage
6. Umzimkulu ac road R1.2m CMIP Design stage
7. Nomkholokoto R1.8m CMIP Completed
Ntibane J.S.S. 3 classrooms R319 000.00 Completed March 2002 - spin offs, 20 women CBPWP 22 youth employed.
Mtsila J.S. S. 6 classrooms R415 987.00 completed March 2002 - 43 women and 57 youth
The District Municipality having acquired land for Municipal offices and funded R9.1m from CMIP have progressed well to conduct.
Municipal Offices and Council Chambers.
I t has achieved 70% in terms of expenditure and construction.
The offices will be occupied in June 2003. The Umzimvubu Town Hall and offices also CMIP funded at R10m are at design stage
The ANDM ahs struck a public private partnership spanning a five year period with Wedge and Norland Road Construction.
The District Municipality in partnership with USAID is rolling out a project called Integrated Participation and Communication strategy.
USAID funded to the tune of R2.5m.
The project targets 50 ward committees, ward councilors and strategic political and administrative structures of the three municipalities.
The implementation has started in Dec 2002 and will be completed in Dec 2003.
Umzimkulu LM in partnership with Umzimkulu Professional Initiative has engaged BIGEN Africa Engineers to conduct a study on mitigating floods and also set up a web site and internet for the Municipality.
Both Umzimkulu and Umzimvubu have engaged Traditional Leaders to join the Council.
Three Traditional Leaders have been sworn in Umzimkulu five months ago.
In Umzimvubu six Traditional Leaders have joined the Council.
Internal capacity building: the ANDM Councillors are undergoing SALGA Leadership course being the third module and the LEARN programme the Second module.
Councillors and Officials at the strategic level s are being trained on IT through Sonke Technologies ,
The skills audit has been completed and adopted by Council.
Lumka & Associates developed organograme and job descriptions.
The District Municipality has adopted the Purpose Directed Leadership and Management (PDLAM) model in collaboration with the MMP to develop performance Management Systems by the 28th January 2003 which will be built into IDP during the review process.
IDT has provided support on conducting diagnostic analysis on institutional
The District Municipality has assumed the water services authority function and the water services and water services authority capacity building has begun from 2002 valued at R4m to be completed in 2004.
This training programme encompasses
Financial Management and
policy and tariff development .
The District Municipality has implemented and completed the following water projects in 2002 funded from Masibambane Programme:
The following Disaster Management Center and Fire Station Projects to mitigate disaster have been undertaken.
Fire fighting vehicles and an engine worth R3.5m have been acquired while R154 525.00 has been committed to establish satelite centers in the local municipalities.
Fire fighting equipment worth R59 368.00 has been acquired.
The construction of the Disaster Management Center and Fire station establishment have begun an earnest.The implementation had started in November 2002 to be completed in May 2003.