Mayor’s Speech for Draft Budget Tabling to Council 25 March 2024

George Mayor, Ald Leon van Wyk, said in his speech to council with George’s population having reached just short of 295 000 according to the February 2022 Census along with the growth being experienced, we face further challenges with every budget. He said In the eight financial years from 2014 to 2021, our actual capital expenditure amounted to R1840m. By the end of March 2024, we will in all probability have exceeded that total in less than three years, after taking into account the 2022, 2023 and current 2024 spending. The emphasis over the past few years has been on growing and improving infrastructure that is the requisite for attracting investment and increased levels of employment that we desperately need to provide a better way of life for our citizens.

Full speech here…

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