Premier Magashule put Operation Hlasela in place to speed up service delivery in the province. This will be achieved by removing blockages that prevented provincial departments and municipalities from meeting the basic service delivery needs of communities in the province, he said.
Through Operation Hlasela, the Provincial Government has partnered with municipalities across the province, as well as with the private sector to plan and carry out government projects and programmes.
Magashule added that the service delivery plan was modelled along the National Government’s slogan of: “Working together we can do more.”
By providing bursaries to needy students, the Free State Provincial Government will ensure that its home-grown talent stays in the province. This is because skilled graduates will be employed by provincial departments and municipalities in service-related positions.
He said this meant that different provincial departments and municipalities would not have to rely on hiring people from areas outside the Free State who may decide to go back to their areas. This would put service delivery at risk with many posts left vacant.