Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, to participate in a public engagement programme on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and Open Government Partnership (OGP) in the Eastern Cape.
Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo, in partnership with the Eastern Cape provincial government, will hold a public participation programme in Queenstown on 19 June 2015.
As the focal point of the ARPM and envoy of the OGP, the Deputy Minister will engage with the Queenstown community on the two programmes and how they contribute to the development and improvement of the country under the theme, “APRM and OGP: Putting People at the Center of Service Delivery through Open Government and Public Participation.’
The APRM and OGP both have similar objectives of advancing good governance through promotion of transparency, empowering citizens, fight corruption, and harnessing new technologies to strengthen governance. The objectives of the two initiatives are a clear uniting factor.
At the centre of both the APRM and OGP is an emphasis on citizen engagement. This is manifested in the fact that both programmes are developed through a multi-stakeholder process, with the active engagement of citizens and civil society.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: Friday, 19 June 2015
Time: 10h00 to 13h00
Venue: Tobi Kula Indoor Sports Centre, Queenstown, Eastern Cape
Tel: 012 336 1704
Cell: 082 885 9448
SOURCE: South African Official News