Thursday, 23 May 2013 18:59
The Honourable Chairperson
The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Ministers and other Deputies present here
MECs of COGTA, COGHSTA
Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee and other MPs
All Mayors present here
Chairpersons of Associated Institutions
Senior Leaders of our Public Service: Prof Nwaila, Mr Madonsela and Mr Mahlawe
Our Royal and Indigenous Leaders
Our Guest, Jamaican Minister Noel Arscott and your delegation
Ladies and Gentlemen
We present this Budget today, fully committed to a more integrated system of Local Government, where the three spheres of Government recognise their distinctiveness based on their respective mandates, but fully accepting that they owe it to each other for them to realise their objectives of being active agents of the peoples Government, in the know that they are interdependent and inter-related.
It is a fact that the more integrated our cooperative governance is, the more effective we will be as a State and the greater will be our capacity to deliver services and ensure development.