Cabinet has thanked all South Africans who participated in National Imbizo Focus Week.
“This is a demonstration of a maturing democracy where citizens actively participate in initiatives aimed at making government accountable, as envisioned in the National Development Plan,” said Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.
Held under the theme ‘Together we move South Africa Forward’, izimbizo events took place from 7 – 12 April. Political principals interacted with communities and explained government’s programme of action announced by President Jacob Zuma in the 2015 State of the Nation Address.
Izimbizo were an opportunity for political principals to share government’s plans to improve service delivery and to listen to issues facing communities.
Addressing the media during a post Cabinet briefing held in Pretoria on Friday, Minister Radebe said over 70 izimbizo took place during National Imbizo Focus Week.
“The events culminated on 12 April with an innovative “Imbizo Lounge”, which was hosted simultaneously by three political principals in three provinces,” said Minister Radebe.
Source : SAnews.gov.za