In line with government efforts to fast track service delivery and ensure that municipalities are adequately supported and resourced to carry out their mandate, officials from the national Departments of Human Settlements and Water and Sanitation together with their counterparts from the provincial and local governments, are this week, 19 – 23 April 2021, visiting all district municipalities in Limpopo.

The roadshows are aimed at aligning and integrating programmes and initiatives that have been rolled out and synchronise them with government’s overarching strategy of growth and development. The strategy will also change the face of rural and urban landscapes by ensuring that they complement each other with an emphasis on local economic development and building the capacity of the state to deliver at all levels.

As part of the roadshows, the team will also visit water and sanitation and human settlement projects in Sekhukhune, Mopani and Vhembe District Municipalities to check on progress and challenges with regarding implementation. It is also meant to find ways to ensure alignment to the MTSF targets and the National Development Plan.

The road shows will also interrogate priority actions according to the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan launched by Minister Sisulu in 2019, to ensure that there is water security and equitable access to water and sanitation within the province.

These sessions, as per Minister Sisulu’s instruction, will provide platforms for the sector to unpack their priorities, acknowledge challenges and indicate how in the next five years, through private-public partnerships, there will be fast tracking of the provision of clean drinking water and decent, quality homes.

Source: Government of South Africa

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