Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle, on Friday officially launched ‘war rooms’ for Eastern Cape’s highly regarded Integrated Service Delivery Plan known as Operation Masiphathisane at Rotary Stadium in Ngangelizwe.

Operation Masiphathisane started in May 2016 to improve service delivery in all the province’s communities. The Integrated Service Delivery Plan is aimed at reshaping and remodelling service delivery strategies, while reinforcing proper communication between government and local communities.  

The war rooms are set up to further the Masiphathisane campaign of bringing together communities, stakeholders and government officials to enhance service delivery and improve the relationship between communities and the government.

“Initially, we agreed to lend a hand in ensuring that basic services are improved in all KSD wards. It is still early to tell but there are signs already that Mthatha will again be a regional capital that it used to be”, the premier said, earning himself murmurs of agreement from the audience. The premier said that government officials need to start embracing this programme and support it so it becomes successful.

He said that there is a structure in place to make the daily running of the war rooms well-organized. The chairperson of the War Room will be the ward Councillor, the secretary will be a community development worker, who will be handling the operations of the War Room and maintain the relationship between different stakeholders that the community has – the traditional leaders, religious formations, youth formations and women co-operatives with the officers appointed from all government departments that are engaged with the programme to form the structure of running the war rooms.

Prior, KSD Executive Mayor, Councillor Dumani Zozo made a commitment saying, “the operation masiphathisane initiative of establishing war rooms will be launched and implemented in the remaining twenty two wards in KSD. We will ensure that the necessary infrastructure that should be in place is made to be available, temporarily where there is not enough infrastructure and permanently where we have enough infrastructure”, concluded the Executive Mayor.

He also said the establishment and launch of the war rooms in the remaining wards will be completed within a time frame not exceeding four months, gaining a round of applause from the audience. 

Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle, on Friday officially launched ‘war rooms’ for Eastern Cape’s highly regarded Integrated Service Delivery Plan known as Operation Masiphathisane at Rotary Stadium in Ngangelizwe.Operation Masiphathisane started in May 2016 to improve service delivery in all the province’s communities. The Integrated Service Delivery Plan is aimed at reshaping and remodelling service delivery strategies, while reinforcing proper communication between government and local communities.  The war rooms are set up to further the Masiphathisane campaign of bringing together communities, stakeholders and government officials to enhance service delivery and improve the relationship between communities and the government.“Initially, we agreed to lend a hand in ensuring that basic services are improved in all KSD wards. It is still early to tell but there are signs already that Mthatha will again be a regional capital that it used to be”, the premier said, earning himself murmurs of agreement from the audience.  The premier said that government officials need to start embracing this programme and support it so it becomes successful.

He said that there is a structure in place to make the daily running of the war rooms well-organized. The chairperson of the War Room will be the ward Councillor, the secretary will be a community development worker, who will be handling the operations of the War Room and maintain the relationship between different stakeholders that the community has – the traditional leaders, religious formations, youth formations and women co-operatives with the officers appointed from all government departments that are engaged with the programme to form the structure of running the war rooms.Prior, KSD Executive Mayor, Councillor Dumani Zozo made a commitment saying, “the operation masiphathisane initiative of establishing war rooms will be launched and implemented in the remaining twenty two wards in KSD. We will ensure that the necessary infrastructure that should be in place is made to be available, temporarily where there is not enough infrastructure and permanently where we have enough infrastructure”, concluded the Executive Mayor.He also said the establishment and launch of the war rooms in the remaining wards will be completed within a time frame not exceeding four months, gaining a round of applause from the audience. 

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