BY REGINALD KANYANE
BOKONE Bophirima Premier, Supra Mahumapelo embarked on his enterprise development and economic growth programme on Tuesday. Mahumapelo said he will visit all local municipalities in the province over a period of four months.
“The first visits will be undertaken in Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, with Moretele local municipality targeted for today. We will spend a week at each of the province’s district where we are expected to engage with stakeholders comprising private companies, business people and chambers of commerce amongst others.
“We will also highlight on the existing opportunities for entrepreneurship development and economic growth at each local municipality’s villages, townships and small dorpies,” he said.
Mahumapelo will be joined by MEC for Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development, Wendy Nelson, District and Local Mayors as well as the Traditional Leadership.
“Targeted stakeholders at each local municipality will also have a discussion with a panel of experts and the meeting will focus on access to finance, procurement processes, and registration of companies, marketing and access to markets. Our VTSD enterprise development economic forum sessions at all the VTSD areas are not only about giving meaning to the province’s five concretes, but also seek to promote leadership accountability, encourage active engagement with the citizens about their development as well as the spirit of working together.
“For Bojanala Platinum District Municipality programme, the stakeholders’ morning engagements with me, will start at 09h00, while the afternoon panel of experts’ discussion and media session will start at17h00, at the following venues,” he said.
Tuesday, 18 April: Moretele Community Hall, next to Moretele Local Municipality
Wednesday, 19 April: Madibeng Community White Hall, Madibeng Local Municipality
Thursday, 20 April: Moses Kotane Community Hall, Moses Kotane Local Municipality
Friday, 21 April: Tlhabane Community Hall, Rustenburg Local Municipality
Tuesday, 25 April: Reagile Community Hall, Kgetleng Local Municipality
The Premier’s VTSD Enterprise Development Economic Forum engagements will be taken to Ngaka Modiri Molema District in May, followed by Dr Kenneth Kaunda in June, and will end in July at Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality.