Work together, empower deprived
COLLECTIVE efforts towards poverty eradication by three spheres of government, including other stakeholders like traditional leaders, have a potential of snowballing individual contributions resulting in a more synergised and a joint way of implementing government programme of action.
This also eradicates the inclination of entities of government working in silos.
The recent two-day visit by Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, accompanied by senior managers of her department, to consult and engage Mpumalanga district and local municipal leaders, traditional leaders and stakeholders has set a tone in calling all structures of government to work together in fighting poverty and bring about radical economic transformation.
The engagements are part of nationwide consultations undertaken by the department with district and local municipalities as well as other stakeholders on key interventions to improve service delivery linked to the implementation of rural development and poverty alleviation programmes.
The fact that salient services are delivered at a local and district level mean all stakeholders at national, provincial and local level need to work in a more co-ordinated and synchronised way to expedite and accelerate service delivery.
At a national level, the department has come up with ground-breaking programmes such as the Agri-parks’ one household one hectare, and one household and two dairy cows in order to stimulate economic participation of the disenfranchised.
So working together will double the impact of service delivery which will go a long way in speedily empowering the previously disadvantaged.
THEMBA MZULA HLEKO Pretoria