Greater KwaDukuza Lekgotla a success

2016-09-14 06:00
Photo: supplied Regional deputy chairperson Vincent Chili, regional chairperson Ricardo Mthembu, regional secretary Thabani Mdlalose, regional deputy secretary Matozi Khuzwayo-Dlamini and regional treasurer Thulani Ntuli at a press briefing following the Lekgotla.

Photo: supplied Regional deputy chairperson Vincent Chili, regional chairperson Ricardo Mthembu, regional secretary Thabani Mdlalose, regional deputy secretary Matozi Khuzwayo-Dlamini and regional treasurer Thulani Ntuli at a press briefing following the Lekgotla.

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THE ANC Greater KwaDukuza Region convened its Lekgotla (strategy planning) on Wednesday, 7 September, “to evaluate and renew its programme of action,” the Regional Executive Committee (REC) said in a statement.

Following the Lekgotla, the organisation has agreed that it will not be supporting the call for a premature and early ANC National Elective or Consultative Conference.

The five-day conference was attended by members of the organisation, its alliance partners, members of the business community, government administrators, traditional leaders and other stakeholders.

The REC said the meeting also took into consideration the feedback the organisation gathered from communities during its election campaign for the recent local government elections.

“The five-day Lekgotla held at Meet Mekaar, Mtubabtuba, focused on the organisation and its structures and sought to ensure that the ANC and its government implement the commitments of the Manifesto of the recently held local government elections wherein the ANC emerged victoriously,” the statement reads.

The organisation took several key resolutions drawn from six commissions that were convened over the five days.

These resolutions include adopting and committing to a Regional Local Government Bounce Back Plan which seeks to restore ANC’s trust and relevance in the eyes and lives of the people within the region.

“The ANC has also resolved that the branches collate and submit immediately, a list of all blocked and abandoned projects to the ANC regional leadership for immediate political interventions.

The KwaZulu-Natal flagship programme, Operation Sukuma Sakhe will be featured as a standing agenda item for all ANC branch executive committees, sub-regions, Regional Executive Committees and ANC-led municipal councils,” the REC statement reads.

The REC further stated that management positions in all ANC-led municipalities and entities within the region must be filled in line with the 50:50 equity principles in favour of women and the youth.

Furthermore, ANC-led municipalities will immediately conduct a councillors’ skills audit to ensure that councillors improve their performance where necessary.

“The ANC PEC and NEC shall be called on to finalise and implement the roll out of the ANC councillor performance management system that will contribute improved service delivery.

“The ANC-led municipalities in the region will streamline the responsibility and accountability of the ANC serving on district councils through the appointment of a delegation leader with clear mandates from local to the district and vice-versa. The municipal staff bursary programmes shall be categorised into generic and scarce skills programmes on a 40:60 budget allocation principle,” the statement reads.

The organisation reiterated its commitment to uplifting vulnerable groups in the region such as the youth, women, children, senior citizens and people living with disabilities.

With regards to education and health, the organisation said it has noted with concern the poor performance of schools within the District in the NSC for 2014 and 2015 and resolved to engage with the KZN MEC for Education before September to deliberate on challenges with a view of coming up with a detailed regional turnaround strategy.

“We urge parents to take an interest, prioritise and participate in the education of their children,” the REC said.

To read a complete and detailed report on the resolutions taken by the organisation during its Lekgotla please like the Stanger Weekly Facebook page.

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