DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT Provincial Comments on the Draft National Framework for the Implementation of Funding Models for Wards Presentation to Premier’s Co-ordinating Forum 17 March 2010 Draft Framework for Ward Funding
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Provincial Comments on the
Draft National Framework for the Implementation of
Funding Models for Wards
Presentation to Premier’s Co-ordinating Forum
17 March 2010
The Department of Local Government & Housing has considered the Draft Framework for Ward Funding
The Department facilitated ward summits in four districts in the past year, and these were attended by ward councillors, committee members and relevant municipal officials.
The comments below are based upon the discussions during the summits and comments from Municipal Managers at the PAFTECH held on 2 June 2009
Municipalities must ensure that the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by ward committee members are reimbursed e.g. transport, communication costs
The manner in which municipalities reimburse for out-of-pocket expenses should be left to municipalities rather than to be prescribed
It is important to ensure that the ward committee system is underpinned by a spirit of voluntarism rather than guaranteed allowances that can lead to unnecessary contestation of ward committee membership of all residents.
The approach chosen by a municipality (to reimbursing out-of-pocket expenses) must be supported by its financial means
A comprehensive set of ward committee functionality indicators will be finalised
The Department will consult with all municipalities, organised local government and civil society in the development of a Provincial Framework
The Department will continue providing support to municipalities in community-based planning