District Development Champions Visit to ZFM
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr Fish Mahlalela, as the National District Development Champion to ZFM was in Upington on the 21st of July 2022, to have a meeting with Mayors, Speakers, Municipal Managers and Directors of Sector Departments.
The purpose of this meeting is two-fold, one to discuss the status of the District Development Model in the ZF Mgcawu District and secondly to plan for the Presidential visit to the District.
The District Model aims to ensure coherence in the planning by all spheres of government as well as stakeholders outside of government. The District Development Model is geared towards strengthening all existing mechanisms that are there with the intention of achieving the same goals particularly in a District.
This integrated district-based approach seeks to fast track service delivery to our communities. All spheres of government, National, Provincial and Local are working together to speed up service delivery.
On Friday, 22 July 2022 in a continuation of his visit, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr Fish and the MEC for Education, Mr Zolile Monakali visited various projects in the Upington area as part of their assessment of some of the catalytic projects that have the potential to improve the economy of the area and the lives of communities in the area. The assessment of catalytic projects will continue throughout the District.