City of Masvingo calls for inclussive budget consultation process – measuring what matters
The City engages with residents to gather ideas and feedback as it drafts the budget each year for City Council’s consideration.
The City consults with the community throughout the budget process – at the beginning when setting the guidelines for the drafting of the budget, when the draft budget is released, and before Council considers approving the budget.
Each year, Council considers the needs of the community, expected service levels, and legislated responsibilities as it sets the operating and capital budgets for the City of Masvingo.
As part of the community engagement, Council holds casual drop-in-style meetings where residents can talk to Councillors and City staff about budget priorities ahead of setting the guidelines for drafting the next year’s budget. This year, for the first time, Council will also be holding surveys to provide an opportunity for more casual conversations about what’s in the draft budget as an additional to the more formal Council meetings.
A brief survey was provided as another way for residents and businesses to share ideas and give feedback that can help inform the creation of the guidelines for the 2024 Budget. A summary of the input provided through the brief survey will be provided to Council before Council considers for the creation of the 2024 Budget.
Stakeholders can visit the City’s website www.masvingocity.og.zw to explore budget information, including information on revenue and how the City spends money on infrastructure and services. For the capital budget, the City provides an interactive map to explore the various capital projects happening around the City.
Check back for updates and details on other opportunities to engage throughout the budget process.
Thank you for joining the conversation on the 2024 Budget.