Take action on the budget

  • Find out how much money your municipality receives!
  • Demand to participate in the budgeting process!
  • Ask your municipal officials how your municipality uses their equitable share and how much goes to basic services. If the money is being spent on other things, you can go to the media and publicise the issue. You could also start a campaign to make the equitable share a conditional grant – in other words, to ensure that the funding goes to basic services.
  • Find out how your municipality has done in spending its infrastructure grant. You should ask them whether they are spending the MIG grant and if they aren’t, you can campaign for them to spend the money to invest and maintain infrastructure.