Too little set aside for local governments in adjusted budget, says Salga
The organisation representing local government warns that municipalities are facing heavy revenue losses
The additional allocation made to municipalities in the supplementary budget was not enough for them to cope with the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic, the SA Local Government Association (Salga) said in parliament on Thursday.
Municipalities have suffered a drastic decline in revenue during the lockdown. With more people losing their jobs or having their salaries drastically cut, their ability to pay their municipal bills has declined...