STEELPOORT – On behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siweya, officially launched the Sekhukhune District Development Model at the Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality in Steelpoort.
Following the launch, municipalities in the district will now have one plan which channels all projects from national, provincial and local spheres of government into the DDM plan. This means that municipalities will no longer have individual IDPs.
“We are here to formally introduce the District Development Model. Through this model, the government seeks to address synergized programs in our planning system. Government is of the view that a united people in action will deliver a real focused development in areas where our people live, said Deputy Minister Siweya.
Siweya further called on all citizens and stakeholders to from an integral part in ensuring that the model became a success.
Stanley Ramaila, Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) Executive Mayor, said outlined development challenges facing all four local municipalities.
Ramaila outlined that water and sanitation, unemployment, poverty, stadiums, roads backlogs and the relocation of Sekhukhune district offices from Lebowakgomo to Jane Furse were some of the development challenges.
Deputy Minister Siweya partook in a tour to the Ga-Malekane Steel Bridge flanked by Limpopo Cooperative Governance Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) MEC, Bioskop Makamu, Executive Mayor Ramaila, Fetakgomo Tubatse Mayor, Ralepane Mamekoa, Makhuduthamaga Acting Mayor and Community Services Head, Rinah Maisela to gether with senior officials.