NORTH West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo will deliver his fourth State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the official Opening of the North West Provincial Legislature (NWPL), which will be held at Taung Sports Ground, Greater Taung Local Municipality on February 24.
The ceremony will be presided over by the NWPL Speaker, Sussana Dantjie and will start at 9am.
The SOPA which will be delivered within the context of celebrating 20 years of the Constitution, will see the Mahumapelo putting more emphasis on the provincial government’s deliberate focus on growing the local economy and creating a culture of entrepreneurship amongst the community.
North West Provincial Government spokesperson, Brian Setswambung said Mahumapelo will respond to the growing need for capacity building and skills development within the public service and the broader society.
“Mahumapelo will pronounce strategies the provincial government will introduce in this area, through the Ikatisong School of Government.
“The provincial government is aware that society judges us on issues involving the provision of water and sanitation infrastructure, creation of sustainable jobs, conditions of our roads, delivery of human settlements, provision of quality education and health care services, as well as the findings of the audit outcome,” Setswambung said.
He said Mahumapelo will therefore as part of the State of the Province Address, prioritise these areas of service delivery, this also in the context of the strategy to rebrand, reposition and renewal of Bokone-Bophirima.
Setswambung further said Premier will also provide progress made and lessons learned in working towards realising the objectives of the five-concretes, namely, prioritisation of Agriculture, Culture and Tourism as key economic pillars, developing the Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies economy, leading Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal programmes in an effort to build unity and social cohesion, accelerate the delivery of services through an all-inclusive radical interventionist programme of Setsokotsane and promoting a culture and spirit of partnerships through Saamwerk-Saamtrek philosophy.
“The proceedings of the Opening of the North West Provincial Legislature and the State of the Province Address will be broadcast live on all North West based radio stations.”