IN­STI­TU­TIONAL AR­RANGE­MENTS

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The Premier urges all stake­hold­ers to join hands to­wards ef­fec­tive and suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of the LDP in or­der to ac­cel­er­ate ser­vice de­liv­ery and ful­fill the as­pi­ra­tions of the peo­ple of Lim­popo. Be­low are some of the key in­sti­tu­tional ar­range­ments that serve as stake­holder in­ter­ac­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion plat­forms to sup­port the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the LDP.

• The Lim­popo Pro­vin­cial Plan­ning Fo­rum, which an­chors im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Lim­popo In­te­grated Plan­ning Frame­work, con­tin­ues to serve as a key plat­form to steer and fos­ter the in­te­gra­tion of plans, in all spheres of gov­ern­ment and to en­sure co­or­di­nated im­ple­men­ta­tion is met.

• Lim­popo In­fra­struc­ture Wa­ter Tech­ni­cal Work­ing Group was es­tab­lished and has co­or­di­nated suc­cess­ful District Wa­ter En­gage­ment Ses­sions in pur­suit of ad­dress­ing preva­lent wa­ter chal­lenges in the prov­ince. The task team is cur­rently pro­vid­ing over­sight with re­gard to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of sum­mit res­o­lu­tions as well as the Pro­vin­cial Wa­ter Master Plan IAP.

• Pro­vin­cial Growth Point Fo­rum was es­tab­lished to pro­vide strate­gic re­in­force­ment of the pro­vin­cial agenda to the pri­ori­tised growth point mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, in pur­suit of en­hanc­ing their pro­duc­tive per­for­mance and en­sur­ing mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­vin­cial econ­omy. The Pro­vin­cial Growth Point Devel­op­ment Fo­rum at mu­nic­i­pal­ity level cre­ates align­ment be­tween the pro­vin­cial devel­op­men­tal agen­das and the PGP Mu­nic­i­pal­ity pri­or­i­ties, as well as fa­cil­i­tat­ing stake­holder sup­port in plan­ning, im­ple­men­ta­tion and mon­i­tor­ing of the PGP mu­nic­i­pal­ity pri­or­i­ties.

• The Premier Em­ploy­ment Growth and Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil (PEGAC) was re­con­fig­ured, based on an EXCO res­o­lu­tion, to en­sure align­ment and con­tin­u­ous sup­port to the LDP im­ple­men­ta­tion process. PEGAC con­tin­ues to pro­vide ad­vi­sory sup­port to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the LDP, co-chaired by the lead­er­ship from the pri­vate sec­tor/in­dus­try as well as po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship.

• Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil (EXCO) and its pro­vin­cial struc­tures con­tinue to pro­vide strate­gic lead­er­ship and over­sight in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the La­bel Dis­tri­bu­tion Pro­to­col.

CON­VENED SUM­MITS

The Premier di­rected the pro­vin­cial de­part­ments to con­vene sum­mits in view of ac­cel­er­at­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of the LDP and en­sur­ing co­or­di­nated and im­proved ser­vice de­liv­ery to the prov­ince as a whole. The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion gives a snap­shot of the sum­mits con­ducted in sup­port­ing the re­al­i­sa­tion of the ob­jec­tives of the LDP.

• Lim­popo Agro-pro­cess­ing Sum­mit was con­vened in pur­suit of forg­ing strate­gic part­ner­ships to­wards ac­cel­er­at­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Lim­popo Agro-pro­cess­ing Strat­egy. Cur­rently, the prov­ince is set in es­tab­lish­ing Agri-Parks in all five dis­tricts, in view of im­pro­vis­ing the per­for­mance of the agri-busi­ness sec­tor and en­hanc­ing as well as aid­ing in the com­pet­i­tive­ness of small­holder farm­ers.

• Cli­mate Change Work­shop *took place, to so­licit stake­holder in­puts in terms of ad­dress­ing cli­mate change in the prov­ince, and as a way of im­ple­ment­ing the Lim­popo Green Econ­omy Strat­egy.

• Ed­u­ca­tion Sum­mit – Im­ple­men­ta­tion of

the res­o­lu­tions is cur­rently un­der­way.

• Eco­nomic Sum­mit was an­chored by six work streams namely: in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion, min­ing, in­fra­struc­ture, agro­pro­cess­ing, SMME, youth, tra­di­tional lead­er­ship, cul­ture, sport and tourism; ICT and knowl­edge econ­omy.

• Pro­vin­cial Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion Sum­mit was held un­der the theme “wa­ter is life, san­i­ta­tion is dig­nity.” The Lim­popo Wa­ter Ser­vices and Re­sources Man­age­ment In­fra­struc­ture Tech­ni­cal Task Team is pro­vid­ing over­sight on the im­ple­men­ta­tion of all the res­o­lu­tions.

• Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Sum­mit was con­vened with the aim of de­vis­ing strate­gies to­wards main­stream­ing the pri­or­i­ties iden­ti­fied in the Back-to-Ba­sics Pro­gramme in the IDPs, Bud­gets and Ser­vice De­liv­ery Plans of mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

DE­VEL­OPED SEC­TOR PLANS

The devel­op­ment process re­gard­ing the spec­i­fied plans, is out­lined be­low:

• Pro­vin­cial Wa­ter Master Plan was de­vel­oped as a strat­egy to guide plan­ning, man­age­ment and al­lo­ca­tion of wa­ter to sup­port both eco­nomic so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal needs.

• The Lim­popo Spa­tial Devel­op­ment Frame­work (LSDF) has been de­vel­oped to pro­vide guid­ance to­wards en­sur­ing sus­tain­able spa­tial and land-use man­age­ment in the prov­ince. The LSDF will fur­ther pro­vide a frame of ref­er­ence and guide to Spa­tial Devel­op­ment Frame­works (SDFs) to di­rect mu­nic­i­pal plan­ning de­ci­sions and devel­op­men­tal in­ter­ven­tions.

• Lim­popo In­te­grated In­fra­struc­ture Master Plan (LIIMP) devel­op­ment process, which is GIS-based, is to be fi­nalised in July 2017. The aim of the plan is to serve as a frame of ref­er­ence so as to help and co­or­di­nate in­fra­struc­ture plan­ning and man­age­ment.

• Lim­popo Hu­man Re­sources Devel­op­ment Strat­egy (LHRDS) has been de­vel­oped in pur­suit of ad­dress­ing the skills needs re­quired by the econ­omy and to­wards build­ing a ca­pa­ble devel­op­ment state.

• Lim­popo Spa­tial Plan­ning and Land-Use Man­age­ment (LSPLUMA) Bill is en­vis­aged to be fi­nalised for EXCO con­sid­er­a­tion by the end of July 2017. The doc­u­ment re­flects on im­pli­ca­tions of spa­tial eco­nomic dy­nam­ics in the prov­ince and the im­por­tance of in­clu­sive spa­tial plan­ning and lan­duse man­age­ment (SPLUMA) to­wards en­sur­ing in­te­grated devel­op­ment. The in­sti­tu­tional ar­range­ments to an­chor SPLUMA im­ple­men­ta­tion are be­ing es­tab­lished in the prov­ince.

KEY PRO­GRAMMES AND PROJECTS

The key pil­lars an­chor­ing the LDP in­clude min­ing, agri­cul­ture, tourism, man­u­fac­tur­ing, pro­vid­ing sup­port to SMMEs and in­vest­ment in Hu­man Re­sources Devel­op­ment. • Musina-Makhado SEZ im­ple­men­ta­tion process is un­der­way as

an in­stru­ment for in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion in the prov­ince.

• Lepha­lale Sus­tain­able Ur­ban Devel­op­ment Plan­ning process as a way of pi­lot­ing the In­te­grated Ur­ban Devel­op­ment Frame­work (IUDF) in the prov­ince is un­der­way to en­sure that Lepha­lale mu­nic­i­pal­ity tran­sit into a “green” city.

• Es­tab­lish­ment of Agri-Parks has com­menced in all the five dis­tricts as a way of com­mer­cial­is­ing the agri­cul­tural sec­tor and en­hanc­ing the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the small­holder farm­ers to­wards mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the econ­omy and well be­ing of the prov­ince.

• Com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of Na­ture Re­serves Pol­icy is be­ing fi­nalised

to­wards im­proved lo­cal eco­nomic devel­op­ment.

• The two in­dus­trial parks in Seshego and Nkowankowa are be­ing re­vi­talised in sup­port of the Black In­dus­tri­al­ist Pro­gramme. The Man­u­fac­tur­ing Sup­port Cen­tre is be­ing es­tab­lished in Nkowankowa to sup­port in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion and will be com­pleted in 2017/18.

• Town­ship and Vil­lages Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Strat­egy Devel­op­ment has be­come a process which has com­menced in pro­mot­ing sup­port to SMMEs and co­op­er­a­tives as part of the En­ter­prise Devel­op­ment Pro­gramme.

• Lim­popo Anti-Poverty Pro­gramme has been de­vel­oped and ap­proved by EXCO to ad­dress chal­lenges of poverty-stricken com­mu­ni­ties in a holis­tic and co-or­di­nated man­ner.

• Com­pleted and launched De Hoop Dam with the aim of pro­vid­ing wa­ter to Sekhukhune District, Polok­wane and Mo­galak­wena Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties – a key growth point.

• Up­graded Flag Boshielo Dam to pro­vide wa­ter to the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties and Mo­galak­wena mu­nic­i­pal­ity. It is be­ing ca­pac­i­tated to have enough wa­ter.

• Pro­vin­cial In­cu­ba­tion Strat­egy is be­ing im­ple­mented in view of

en­hanc­ing the hu­man cap­i­tal in­vest­ment in the prov­ince.

GOV­ER­NANCE AND LEADESRHIP

Upon adop­tion of the LDP, the prov­ince did not have a

Direc­tor Gen­eral and most of the pro­vin­cial de­part­ments and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties lacked ac­count­ing of­fi­cers. Up to date progress has been made:

• Ap­point­ment of the Direc­tor Gen­eral

• All 12 pro­vin­cial de­part­ments have per­ma­nent ac­count­ing

of­fi­cers, thus Head of De­part­ments

• Nine mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties out of 30 are yet to fi­nalise ap­point­ment of

Mu­nic­i­pal Man­agers

In ad­di­tion the 2017/18 POA, en­cap­su­lated the rec­om­men­da­tions made in the LDP Mid-Term Re­view and some key sum­mit res­o­lu­tions to ac­cel­er­ate im­ple­men­ta­tion of the plan and en­sure sus­tain­able growth and devel­op­ment in the prov­ince.

Premier Chupu Matha­batha and MEC for Pub­lic Works,Roads and In­frus­truc­ture Mr Jerry Ndou turn the sod of a 20,5km road D36

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