North West Legislature hosts Taking Legislature to the People Programme, 14 to 17 Mar

North West Legislature to host Taking Legislature to the People Programme in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District

On the 14-17 March, the North West Provincial Legislature will be hosting Taking the Legislature to the People programme in the Legislature Chamber in Mahikeng at 08h00. The event themed: “Facilitating Service Delivery and Accountability through effective citizenry participation,” is aimed at creating a platform where Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs) will engage with community members to hear their concerns on various service delivery issues and discuss possible solutions as well as allow Members of the Executive Council (MECs) from various provincial departments to respond to such issues.

In terms of Section 118 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, provincial legislatures are mandated to facilitate public involvement on an open manner and holding its sittings and committees in public. Therefore, the purpose of the programme is to educate the public about how to participate in the programs that affect their lives; provide an opportunity to MECs to account to the people on the programs that they are leading and to ensure effective and efficient flow of information to empower communities to make informed decisions regarding service delivery related matters. The programme is further aimed at increasing awareness about legislative processes and profile the role of the Legislature as the people’s assembly promoting good governance and accountability.

The programme will be held as follows;

DATE

DEPARTMENTS

ACTIVITY

TIME

VENUE

Tuesday

14/03/2023

Arrival

08h00

NWPL CHAMBER

Session Chairperson: Hon Mataboge (Chair of Chairs)

Opening and Purpose by NWPL Speaker

Welcome by NMM District Executive Mayor

Presentation of Rules of Order (Chairperson of the Session)

08h30 – 08h45

08h45 -08h55

08h55 – 09h00

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Human Settlement

Public Works and Roads

Community Safety and Transport Management

Presentation of Oversight Report by Chairpersons:

COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE; HUMAN SETTLEMENT AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS (Hon. Motswana)

PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNITY SAFETY (Hon Cwaile)

Inputs and Public Concerns on Service delivery

District Perspective Inputs by political Parties

FF+ 3 mins

DA 5

EFF 7

ANC 10

Inputs by Municipality Ward Representatives

Mahikeng 3 mins x 2 ppl

Ratlou

Tswaing

Ramotshere Moiloa

Ditsobotla

Inputs by Gallery Public (2 mins each for hr)

Inputs by Traditional Leaders

Response by MECs;

COSATMA (Hon Lehari) 20 mins

DPWR (Hon Molapisi) 20 mins

COGHSTA (Hon Maloyi) 30 mins

Closing remarks: Session Chairperson

09h00 – 09h15

09h15 – 09h30

09h30- 09h33

09h33-09h38

09h38-09h45

09h45-09h55

09h55 – 10h01

10h01 – 10h07

10h07 – 10h13

10h13 – 10h19

10h19 – 10h25

10h25 – 11h25

10h25 – 11h35

11h35 – 11h50

11h50 – 12h10

12h10 – 12h40

12h40 – 13h00

Wednesday

15/03/2023

Arrival

08h00

NWPL CHAMBER

Session Chairperson: Hon Miga (Deputy Speaker)

Opening and Purpose by NWPL Speaker

Welcome by NMM District Executive Mayor

Presentation of Rules of Order (Chairperson of the Session)

08h30 – 08h45

08h45 -08h55

08h55 – 09h00

Departments

Education

Arts, Culture and Sports and Recreation

Health

Social Development

Presentation of Oversight Report by Chairpersons:

EDUCATION & ARTS & CULTURE AND SPORTS AND RECREATION (HON. SEBEGOE)

HEALTH & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (HON EDWARDS)

Inputs and Public Concerns on Service delivery

District Perspective Inputs by political Parties

FF+ 3 mins

DA 5

EFF 7

ANC 10

Inputs by Municipality Representatives

Mahikeng 3 mins x 2 ppl

Ratlou

Tswaing

Ramotshere Moiloa

Ditsobotla

Inputs by Gallery Public (2 mins each for hr)

Response by MECs;

EDUCATION (Hon Motsumi) 20 mins

ARTS, CULTURE, SPORTS AND RECREATION (Hon. Mosenogi) 20 mins

HEALTH (Hon Sambatha) 20 mins

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (Hon Moilwa) 20 mins

Closing remarks: Session Chairperson

09h00 – 09h15

09h15 – 09h30

09h30- 09h33

09h33-09h38

09h38-09h45

09h45-09h55

09h55 – 10h01

10h01 – 10h07

10h07 – 10h13

10h13 – 10h19

10h19 – 10h25

10h25 – 11h25

11h25 – 11h45

11h45 – 12h05

12h05 – 12h25

12h25 – 12h45

12h45 – 13h05

Thursday

16/03/2023

Arrival

08h00

NWPL CHAMBER

Session Chairperson: Hon Mokgosi (Chief Whip)

Opening and Purpose by NWPL Speaker

Welcome by NMM District Executive Mayor

Presentation of Rules of Order (Chairperson of the Session)

08h30 – 08h45

08h45 -08h55

08h55 – 09h00

Economic Development, Environment, Conservation & Tourism

Agriculture and Rural Development

2nd Session:

Finance

Premier

Presentation of Oversight Report by Chairperson:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT, CONSERVATION & TOURISM; AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (Hon Lenkopane)

Inputs and Public Concerns on Service delivery

District Perspective Inputs by political Parties

FF+ (3 mins)

DA (5 mins)

EFF (7 mins)

ANC (10 mins)

Inputs by Municipality Representatives

Mahikeng 3 mins x 2

Ratlou

Tswaing

Ramotshere Moiloa

Ditsobotla

Inputs by Gallery Public (2 mins each for hr)

Response by MECs;

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENT, CONSERVATION & TOURISM (Hon Tlhapi) 20 mins

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (Hon. Mohono) 20 mins

Inputs by Municipal Mayors

Mahikeng 3 mins x 2

Ratlou

Tswaing

Ramotshere Moiloa

Ditsobotla

The status of financial compliance in terms of audit findings (Hon J. Dliso)

Finance Overview: MEC M.Z. Rosho

Closing remarks: Session Chairperson

09h00 – 09h15

09h15 – 09h30

09h30- 09h33

09h33-09h38

09h38-09h45

09h45-09h55

09h55 – 10h01

10h01 – 10h07

10h07 – 10h13

10h13 – 10h19

10h19 – 10h25

10h25 – 11h25

11h25 – 11h45

11h45 – 12h05

12h05 – 12h15

12h15 – 12h25

12h25 – 12h35

12h35 – 12h45

12h45 – 13h00

13h00 – 13h20

ALL MEMBERS

TAKING PARLIAMENT TO THE PEOPLE

LEGISLATURE SITTING

09H00

NWPL CHAMBER

Premier Kaobitsa Bushy Maape together with Members of the Executive Council (MECs) from different government departments together Mayors from local municipalities and the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality will be present.

Source: Government of South Africa

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