Published originally by The Presidency on 10 April 2023
Deputy President Paul Mashatile will on Wednesday, 12 April 2023, pay a visit to the Sedibeng District Municipality in Gauteng to engage local government and monitor progress on the implementation of the commitments made during the Presidential Imbizo of August 2022, by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The visit by Deputy President Mashatile is informed by his delegated responsibility of implementing rapid response interventions on service delivery and trouble-shooting in service delivery hotspots. The Deputy President’s intervention will also be coupled with the coordination of the different spheres of government, to improve the functioning of municipalities under the banner of the District Development Model.
The aim of the visit is to provide feedback to the residents of the municipality as well as showcase the progress achieved since the Presidential Imbizo.
Deputy President Mashatile will be accompanied by Minister Angie Motshekga, who is the District Development Model Champion in the Sedibeng District Municipality; Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Senzo Mchunu, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Ms Maropene Ramokgopa; Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms Thembi Nkadimeng; Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Obed Bapela, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Parks Tau, Deputy Ministers of Water and Sanitation, Mr David Mahlobo and Ms Judith Tshabalala.
Futhermore, Deputy President Mashatile will be hosted by the Premier of Gauteng, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, the Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality. Cllr Lerato Maloka jointly with local mayors.
The Programme of the visit is as follows:
Wednesday, 12 April 2023
10H00: Oversight Visit to the Vereeniging Intermodal Taxi Facility (Taxido)
11h00: Oversight Visit to Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works
11h30: Oversight Visit to the Vereeniging Fresh Produce Market
12h00: Oversight Visit to the Vaal River City Interchange
Members of the media who are interested in covering the visit are requested to confirm their attendance with Linah Ledwaba on 066 240 7635
Media enquiries: Matshepo Seedat 082 6799473 or Vuyo Mhaga, Spokesperson for the Premier on 076 636 5193
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