Delivery of essential services, the City budget and other topics will be discussed during the four-day mayoral lekgotla.
EXECUTIVE mayor Parks Tau and his 10-member mayoral committee will convene a four-day mayoral lekgotla to sketch out a progressive direction for the City.
Executive mayor Parks Tau: committed to Executive mayor Parks Tau: City to redouble its efforts to provide quality serviceThe lekgotla will run from 11 to 14 June, and will be chaired by Tau.
The focus of the gathering will be on expanding the roll out of essential services; on Joburg’s budget, to be delivered on 29 June; and on reviewing the Growth and Development Strategy. It will also assess service delivery progress and tackle challenges in undeveloped areas in a bid to implement a programme of action.
All members of the mayoral committee will attend, as will senior City managers, and all chairpersons and chief executives of municipal-owned entities.
Nkhensani Makhobela, a spokesperson in the Mayor’s Office, said the lekgotla would identify Joburg’s medium-term priorities, including the provision of quality services, job creation and improving the basic requirements for a functional, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient developmental local government.
“It will also enable the new leadership to address some key transitional issues and commence with the processes of developing flagship programmes for its term of office.”
She said the mayor was committed to addressing the quality of roads and infrastructure, the extension of the Bus Rapid Transit system, finding solutions to environmental issues, and expanding basic service delivery to communities that lacked these.
At his inauguration, Tau said the municipality would “redouble its efforts” to improve the quality of interaction with residents and clients, whether this was at the call centres or at council offices.
The City’s primary focus, he said, was on human development and improving the quality of life of people across all regions and all communities. “We received a firm and unambiguous mandate from the people of Joburg to proceed on the road of developmental local governance,” he added.
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