President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Friday, 11 August 2023, interact with the community of Tsomo Town in the Intsika Yethu local municipality in the Eastern Cape, in the latest District Development Model (DDM) Presidential Imbizo themed "Live No One Behind."
This Imbizo is the 9th since government commenced with this programme in March of 2022 in Mahikeng in the North West province.
The DDM is an integrated planning model for Cooperative Governance that seeks to ensure an integrated, district-based service delivery approach aimed at fast-tracking service delivery.
The Presidential Imbizo serves as a platform for face-to-face engagement between citizens and senior government leaders, holding the administration accountable and allowing government to consult and update communities on development and service delivery in the relevant area.
Tomorrow’s event in the broader Chris Hani District Municipality aims to foster collaboration between government, residents, businesses, community-based organisations, and traditional leadership, working towards transforming all districts in South Africa.
President Ramaphosa will engage with residents and stakeholders in the Chris Hani District, with a view to ensuring that citizens and all spheres of government work together to address concerns and overcome challenges that hinder integrated service delivery.
The participation of leadership from the national, provincial and local is directed at maintaining accountability by public office bearers and the administration, and promoting collaboration.
Details of the DDM Presidential Imbizo are as follows:
Date: Friday, 11 August 2023
Venue: Intsika Yethu local municipality (ward 8), Tsomo Town, Chris Hani District, Eastern Cape
Spokesperson to the President
Cell: 082 835 6315
Source: Government of South Africa