President Cyril Ramaphosa launched a new model dealing with service delivery in one of the poorest districts in the country, OR Tambo in the Eastern Cape. Courtesy of #DSTV403
PORT ELIZABETH - President Cyril Ramaphosa launched a new service delivery model aimed at improving development and services provided to some of the poorest districts in the country.
The program is called Khawuleza meaning 'hurry up' in isiXhosa.
The model was launched in OR Tambo in the Eastern Cape, eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal and Waterberg in Limpopo, three of the most poverty-stricken places in the country, ravaged by unemployment and gender-based violence.
The President said the district-based Khawuleza development model is a game-changer.
Ramaphosa said the model will end the long unproductive habit of working in silos.
The residents of OR Tambo may not see the fruits of Khawuleza in a hurry after all.
Ramaphosa said the results of some of the plans may not be seen in the short term.
The government plans to roll it out countrywide next year.