The North West Provincial Treasury, in collaboration with the provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Office of the Premier, is set to embark on a series of
roadshows aimed at providing traditional authorities with the information related to financial transactions effected since 1994 of their respective councils. These roadshows mark a significant step towards fostering transparency, collaboration, and accountability within our traditional communities.

The initiative will kick-start on Tuesday, April 16, starting in Phokeng with Dikgosi in the Rustenburg and Mankwe areas followed by Madikwe, Moeretele, Madibeng, Lehurutshe, Ditsobotla, Molopo,Taung and Ganyesa respectively. The exercise is envisaged to be concluded during mid May.

MEC for Finance Ms Motlalepula Rosho said the exercise underscores the North West Provincial Government’s recognition of Dikgosi as indispensable partners in driving sustainable development
within our traditional communities. She emphasizsed that their profound understanding of local needs and cultural nuances serves as a cornerstone for effective governance and community empowerment.

Rosho further alluded that this effort will address the historical concerns surrounding the transparency of the D-Account, currently under the management of Standard Bank of South Africa. She indicated that past shortcomings have led to feelings of mistrust and a sense of disconnection among Dikgosi regarding decision-making processes. “The North West government acknowledges these challenges and is resolutely committed to implementing stringent protocols to address them” said the MEC.

Rosho committed that, going forward, Dikgosi will be provided with regular reports and will play a more significant role in overseeing the allocation of resources. She indicated that by fostering clear and open communication channels, the government aims to rebuild trust and ensure that Dikgosi are fully informed and engaged in decision-making processes that impact their communities.

“The roadshows represent a vital opportunity for dialogue, collaboration, and mutual understanding
between the government and traditional authorities. Through transparent and collaborative efforts, we
are poised to utilize available resources effectively, empower our communities, and build a brighter
future for all”, Rosho said.


For more information contact Mr C Matlou on 018 388 3445 or 0724443093 Alternatively

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