UBUHLEBEZWE MUNICIPALITY SERVICE DELIVERY AND BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 2017/2018
The Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan is a consolidated document, which incorporates and takes into account information contained in the Integrated Development Plan of the Municipality, Operational Plans for each Department and the budget statements for each Department within the Municipality. Resultantly, the completion of the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan hinges on the finalisation of the above documentation.
The uBuhlebezwe Municipality began its budgeting process during the 2016 year, in which input into the Departments’ strategic objectives and outputs for the 2017/2018 budget year were gathered and formed the basis of the individual Departmental scorecards. Assigned to these strategic objectives and outputs were a set of targets, which the Municipal Officials viewed as vital to achieve in order to meet the service delivery requirements of the uBuhlebezwe Community.
With all the relevant information needed for the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan, work began to fulfill the requirements of Section 53 of the Municipal Finance Management Act. Initially, meetings were held with the relevant Departmental heads and staff, in which their scorecards and budget statements for 2016/2017 year were discussed. These discussions facilitated the alignment of the strategic objectives and outputs to the budget statements, allowing for expenditure to be projected across the 2017/2018 year in terms of the service delivery targets set for the strategic objectives and outputs.
A Three year detailed Capital Works Plan was also compiled, which is a fair projection of capital expenditure to be incurred by the Municipality. Once complete, the above information was consolidated into the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan.
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As per Municipal Finance Management Act Circular No 13, National Treasury currently prefers not to prescribe other matters to be included in the Service Delivery Budget and Implementation Plan. This is to ensure good governance and accountability on the part of Municipalities. However, there are five minimum requirements that the National Treasury requires to form part of the Service Delivery Budget and Implementation Plan (Municipal Finance Management Act Circular No. 13). These are outlined below:
1. Monthly projections of revenue to be collected by source; 2. Monthly projections of expenditure (operating and capital) and revenue for each vote; 3. Quarterly projections of service delivery targets and performance indicators for each vote; 4. Ward information for expenditure and service delivery; and 5. Detailed capital works plan broken down by ward over a 3-year period.
In terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act, a Vote is a Department or a functional area of a Municipality and represents the various levels at which the Council approves the budget.
As indicated by the National Treasury in Municipal Finance Management Act Circular No 13, the biggest challenge for Municipalities is to develop meaningful non-financial service delivery targets and indicators.
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