NW provincial legislature embarks on outreach

Promoting accountability and transparency in government and encouraging public participation will come to the fore when the North West Provincial Legislature embarks on an outreach that gets underway today.

The four-day undertaking, which will take place in the Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, will get underway at Matloding village when the Joint Committees on Health and Social Development and Education, Sports and Recreation visit the local clinic.

The committees are expected to also visit the Matloding Combined School to assess the state of overcrowding in classrooms, shortage of furniture and underperformance.

Later in the day, the committees will visit Ntshidi Secondary School in Mabule village.

Meanwhile, as part of the Taking Parliament to the People programme, the Committee on Premier, Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development is scheduled to visit the Soft Bread Bakery in Mahikeng.

The Committee on Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs is also set to visit the Lomanyaneng Library to assess the state of infrastructure and functionality of the village's library.

During the programme, members of the Provincial Legislature will also interact with different provincial departments and their MECs; mayors, members of the municipal public accounts committees, ward committees and members of the public on issues affecting them, said the provincial legislature on Monday.

The legislature also encouraged the public to attend the public meeting that will be held at Groot Marico Community Hall on Thursday. The meeting is scheduled to kick off at 3pm.

The programme will conclude on Friday with the various committees visiting areas such as Lichtenburg, Coligny, Kraaipan village and Sannieshof.

Source: South African Government News Agency