We began our second round of Budget/IDP Roadshow at King Cetshwayo District Municipality in our council chambers for our traditional leadership (Amakhosi ). The District Speaker Cllr KER Hadebe was the programme director. Her Excellency the chairperson of local house of traditional leaders under King Cetshwayo District iNkosi VT Dube spoke on behalf of Amakhosi. The district was represented by Deputy Mayor Alice Hlebani Mthembu and Chief Whip Thamsanqa Gcabashe along with our district councillors and King Cetshwayo District Municipality Manager Mandla Nkosi. Later in the month we held a Budget Roadshow at Nhlabane in the uMfolozi Municipality to present the 2017/2018 budget and IDP to the community. The community members were encouraged to ask questions and engage leadership of both Municipalities on issues affecting them. The public participation process deepened the relationship between local government and its constituents and a capacity crowd was in attendance. Mayor Nonhle Mkhulisi presented the draft budget of the district. Speaker KER Hadebe facilitated the public participation programme in conjunction with uMfolozi Speaker Cllr Mfusi.