Friday December 15, 2017
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SPEECH DELIVERED BY

 

THE HONORABLE MINISTER – TINKHUNDLA ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

SERVICE DELIVERY WORKSHOP (HHOHHO)

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR

PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE

MEMBERS OF THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

 

I GREET YOU ALL, SANIBONANI BEKUNENE,

 

AS TODAY MARKS THE LAST DAY OF THE MEETING WHICH WAS MEANT TO STRENGTHEN SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE REGION THROUGH THE USE OF SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY TOOLS, I HOPE EVERYONE OF US IS READY TO GO OUT THERE AND WORK.

 

BEFORE FURTHER DELIBERATIONS, LET ME FIRST START BY SAYING THAT HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE LEADERSHIP OF HIS EXCELLENCY,THE RIGHT HONOURABLE PRIME MINISTER, DR.BARNABAS SIBUSISO DLAMINI THANKS THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) FOR SEEING A NEED TO WORK WITH THE MINISTRY OF TINKHUNDLA ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE THIS FORUM FOR DEVELOPMENT.

 

I BELIEVE THAT THIS FORUM HAS SHED SOME LIGHT ON WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM EACH ONE OF US WHEN WE LEAVE HERE.

 

I URGE ALL STAKEHOLDERS AT REGIONAL LEVEL TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS IMPORTANT EXERCISE WHICH WILL STRENGTHEN THE GOVERNMENT CAPACITY TO PROVIDE EFFICIENT SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE OF THE REGION.

 

WE ALSO APPRECIATE THE PRESENCE OF OTHER DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS IN THIS EXERCISE. THE HHOHHO REGION IS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS PILOT FOR THIS PROJECT THAT WILL HAVE A SOCIAL IMPACT ON CITIZENS.

 

THE MINISTRY OF TINKHUNDLA ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT HAS A MANDATE TO PROMOTE THE TINKHUNDLA BASED SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE THROUGH EFFECTIVE CO-ORDINATION AND DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO PEOPLE, WHILST EMPOWERING THEM TO DEVELOP; ACTING AS AN ENTRY POINT AS WELL AS A LINK ON DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AND FULLY PROMOTING THE PARTICIPATORY APPROACH.

 

THE ABOVE MANDATE WILL SPECIFICALLY CONTRIBUTE TO VISION 2022 THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISION OF SERVICES CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE AND INTRODUCING PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES THAT WILL NOT ONLY ENABLE PEOPLE TO DEFINE THEIR PRIORITIES BUT ALSO CREATE PRODUCTIVE LINKAGES BETWEEN RURAL AND URBAN ECONOMIES.

 

THE COLLABORATION WITH UNDP HAS NOT COME AT A BETTER TIME THAN THIS, WHEN GOVERNMENT IS ROLLING OUT THE EGOVERNMENT STRATEGY WHICH SEEKS TO CAPACITATE THE PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF USING TECHNOLOGY TOOLS TO IMPROVE LIVELIHOODS. THIS EXERCISE WILL IN TURN STRENGTHEN INNOVATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY AND PROMOTE EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES.

 

LET ME TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REITERATE HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. AS WE MOVE CLOSER TO 2022 THE MANDATE IS UPON US ALL TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY IS ACHIEVED.

LET US WORK EVEN HARDER TO BRING MORE DEVELOPMENT TO EVEN MORE COMMUNITIES.

THANK YOU!

 

 

 

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