The Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and Human Settlements is set to launch the Back-To-Basics campaign on Monday.
The provincial government on Wednesday said the launch aims to lay a foundation for functional municipalities and a capable machinery at a local level that can create safe, healthy and economically sustainable areas where citizens can work, live and socialize.
COGTA MEC Jacob Mamabolo said the department has made tremendous progress in delivering water, electricity, sanitation and refuse removal at a local level. He said the rates of delivery are unprecedented in world-wide terms.
“… Despite our delivery achievements, our governance system in the province is still a cause for concern. It is clear that much needs to be done to support, educate and where needed, enforce implementation.
“It is therefore important to understand where we are, where we could be and what needs to be done. Our goal is to improve the functioning of municipalities to better serve communities by getting the basics right,” said MEC Mamabolo.
Source : SAnews.gov.za