Ministers deployed to Mangaung Metro for Covid-19, GBV

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The Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo and the Deputy Minister for Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, have been deployed to the Mangaung Metro to strengthen efforts to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and gender-based violence.

The two will be visiting the Mangaung Metro Municipality tomorrow.

According to a statement by the Department of Water and Sanitation, this comes after the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding the District Development Model. Cabinet has now deployed ministers and deputy ministers to become District Champions for specific metros and districts.

The Mangaung District Champions’ visit will focus on Covid-19, Gender-Based Violence and other service delivery-related issues to be escalated by the stakeholders. On account of Covid-19, the community engagement will be done through stakeholders, councillors and community representatives.

The statement further explains that District Champions are tasked to assist the President and Deputy-President to manage the implementation of the District Development Model to enhance the capacity of the state across the country.

In support of this critical presidential initiative, Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela, has deployed MECs Motshidisi Koloi and Mokalo Mogale as Mangaung Metro Champions to work with deputy-ministers Mahlobo and Magadzi.

The deputy-minsters will undertake engagements with non-governmental organisations, community policing forums, religious leaders and other key stakeholders on Covid-19 and gender-based violence challenges in the Mangaung Metro.

Sazly Hartzenburg

sazly@centralmediagroup.co.za