Media Statements

Minister Mkhize to Host Send-Off for Engineers and Town Planners as Part of Municipal Recovery Programme

The Minister of Cooperative Governance,  Dr Zweli Mkhize, will tomorrow 6 August 2018 host a send-off media briefing for recently appointed engineers and town planners who are deployed in distressed and dysfunctional municipalities, as part of the Municipal Recovery Programme.

The Minister made a commitment in his 2018 CoGTA Budget Vote Speech that interventions would be made to support distressed and dysfunctional municipalities. One of the key factors is the failure to spend infrastructure budgets due to lack of technical capacity, which impacts on the delivery of services.

The Minister has been visiting provinces to discuss the intervention plans for several municipalities. The deployment of technical experts from the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a key intervention towards improving the maintenance and supply of infrastructure for water and sanitation and other services.

The details are as follows:

Date:             6 August 2018

Venue:          COGTA offices, 87 Hamilton St, Arcadia, Pretoria

Time:            10:00

For media RSVP please contact: Ms Sdu Hlatshwayo – 084 220 0022

Enquiries:

Legadima Leso

Cell: 066 479 9904