19 November 2010
‘All spheres of government working together to speed up service
delivery of services’
It is no secret that
service delivery in South Africa is very slow and the province of
Free State is no stranger to that. Therefore it is the duty of the
government to speed up this process so that people and places
Africa adopted the concept of cooperative government in the 1996
Constitution. This simply refers to a coordination and communication
between different levels of the government that is from national,
provincial to local level. It is important to stress that these
spheres are in no competition with one another but they should
complement one another. Thus one level should not act alone or make
a decision solely.
problem in service delivery is when spheres undermine one another
especially with reference to local and provincial government from
different parties having a collision and a conflict of interest.
As the IFP we
emphasize that service delivery should speed up in South Africa so
that people benefit and to make their lives easier. We also
acknowledge the existence of Operation Hlasela in this province and
that the money allocated for roads, housing, clinic improvement and
school renovations is utilised whilst avoiding corruption, over and
under spending of funds.
Lastly, if we are
looking forward to an improved South Africa in future where service
delivery is accomplished and everyone is at an advantage of
improving their livelihood, all governmental spheres should work
together with reference to the wave of protests which have been
occurring across South African townships over service delivery from
the previous years.
I thank you