May 2022 2nd edition

Presidential Imbizo heads to Mpumalanga

The Mpumalanga province will host the third instalment of the District Development Model (DDM) Presidential Izimbizo.

The Imbizo will take place on Friday, 20 May 2022, in the small town of Carolina in the Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality under the Gert Sibande District.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Ministry said the Mpumalanga Presidential Imbizo follows a series of successful episodes of the Presidential Izimbizo in both the North West and Free State provinces respectively.

The President will be accompanied by the Premier, various Cabinet Ministers, including the DDM champions, Provincial MECs, Mayors and Councillors. 

“In the lead-up to the Presidential Imbizo, various government leaders will conduct build-up community engagements across the length and breadth of the province to give citizens a chance to directly interface with government and access services within proximity,” said the Ministry.

The Presidential Imbizo affords all social partners, government, traditional leaders, civil society organs (labour, women, youth, persons with disabilities, business) and communities an opportunity to collectively engage on how to best address the immediate challenges and to create conditions for long-lasting stability and development.

 The government leadership across the three spheres of government led by the President will also record the issues raised and respond with clear timeframes and action plans.

The President is committed to continuing to build an ethical, capable, and developmental state that delivers on its mandate and is corruption free at every sphere.

The DDM which is an all-of-government and society approach advocates for integrated and responsive planning, implementation, and budgeting guided by the ‘One Plans’, to leverage the endowments of the province for the benefit of communities in Mpumalanga.

To this end, the Ehlanzeni, Nkangala and Gert Sibande Districts have finalised their One Plans in which all public participation processes were followed. The effective implementation of the One Plans will ensure that no one is left behind in growing Mpumalanga.

The Presidential Imbizo aims to address the sustainability and effectiveness of municipalities which is characterised by poor service delivery and sluggish development owing to the lack of coherent planning, budgeting and implementation.

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