26 August 2022
Vryburg – The North West Provincial Treasury as the custodian of public resources has the responsibility to manage resources in accordance with relevant legislation and provide professional advice and support on provincial economic analysis matters and those related to fiscal policy.
In accordance with the above, the Macro Economic Analysis programme has developed a province wide programme to engage with departments and municipalities in all districts to forge partnership to share best practices on how to address the challenges that are brought upon by the prevailing socio-economic conditions.
Addressing the gathering, Kgomotso Gaobepe a senior manager attached to Macro Economic Analysis explained that the research outcomes that was conducted by the department on the socio economic landscape focusing on selected variables gave evidence that lack of integrated planning by departments and municipalities has adverse effects on the socio economic development of the province. Gaobepe emphasized that the province can no longer afford to operate in silos due to the budgetary constraints and that we are faced with and further that thorough district socio economic analysis is crucial for the province to collaborate and plan together. He said this would translate into improved service delivery and economic spin offs and that the lives of ordinary citizens will improve for the better. Gaobepe extended a helping hand to the Dr Ruth Segomotso District Municipality together with its local municipalities and committed that the department will always assist in areas of research to ensure proper execution of targeted service delivery outputs.
Percy Pitso, acting director responsible for local economic development in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati was ecstatic by the engagement and committed that the district will be in constant communication with the department to share views on how to execute the planned projects . He shared a glimpse of high level projects that are aimed at developing youth, women, people living with disabilities and other groups that are contained in their One District Plan ranging from green economy, infrastructure ptojects such as roads, water and energy, agro processing, dam development programmes and informal trading.
The programmes kick-started today in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District and will continue to other district municipalities during the week. The sessions are targted to assist the province to improve budget planning, local economic development and integrated development programmes. The gathering was attended by Local Economic Development (LED) and Integrated Development Programmes (IDP) practitioners from the district and local municipalities together with officials from the provincial department of COGTA who are responsible for IDP and LED programmes.
Issued by North West Provincial Treasury
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