Pretoria: President Jacob Zuma has appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Rand Water, Percy Sechemane, as a member of the National Planning Commission (NPC).
Sechemane’s appointment is for a period of five years, said the Presidency on Thursday.
Sechemane is the CEO of the largest water utility in the country, providing bulk potable water to approximately twelve million people in Gauteng and surrounding communities.
“President Zuma wishes Mr Sechemane all the best in his new responsibilities. Mr Sechemane joins 25 commissioners appointed by the President on 17 November 2015,” said the Presidency.
Established in May 2010 to develop a long term vision and strategic plan for South Africa, the main objective of the commission is to rally the nation around a common set of objectives and priorities to drive development over the longer term.
The commissioners are drawn from nominations made by the public throughout South Africa and are largely from outside government.
The commission is chaired by Minister of Planning‚ Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS