It’s time for implementation – Minister Gordhan

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Pravin Gordhan, hopes Salga’s National Inaugural Small Towns Conference that is currently taking place in Bloemfontein, will not only be about producing another policy document or report.

Gordhan says when the two-day conference ends on Friday, delegates would have strategised implementation plans for their policies. He says it is through implementation that municipal officials will learn whether their policies are right or wrong.

“You should give us lessons that can enhance our own ability to transform our environment that we work in. So, my appeal to all of you is that you have done enough policy work, let’s focus on implementation. When we meet again, we must be able to say in the past year, these are the decisions we have made in small towns, these are the areas we have made progress in at those small towns and that we have experienced what integration means,” says Gordhan.

REFILWE GAESWE