Government engages with traditional leaders

2017-08-10 06:00

TO improve stakeholder relations and ensure traditional leaders actively participate in community development, the Ugu District Municipality and its family of
local municipalities held a two-day meeting with the Ugu Local House of Traditional Leaders where water services in the rural
areas topped the agenda recently.

The main purpose of our gathering was to identify community development issues in the areas of Amakhosi and find practical solutions to challenges that hinder rural development.

At the meeting general managers in various municipality departments presented projects envisaged in the areas of Amakhosi, which were discussed with Amakhosi where their concerns were addressed and their community development desires were made known.

As local government, we have a duty to ensure that the areas of Amakhosi also benefit from our service delivery projects.

As mandated by government, our duty is to ensure that the communities we serve have access to water, dignified sanitation and roads and electricity.

Over and above these, we need to play an active role in ensuring that poverty is alleviated, our communities have access to a conducive health-care system, our children have a right to education and programmes that will create job opportunities are implemented.

We therefore call for a more active citizenry where we as local government, tribal authorities and the community work together to improve the district.

Going forward, we will ensure that in all our service delivery initiatives, we involve traditional leaders to ensure more effective service delivery in their communities.

As government, we respect Amakhosi and want to make sure we strengthen our relations and ensure development is more evident in their community and that government’s service delivery goals are reached through collaborative efforts between the municipality, tribal authorise, councillors, ward committees and the communities.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/World
 

For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.

 
 

Paws

Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.