Heed the call to "send me"

Friday, June 8, 2018

Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration Chana Pilane-Majake has called on the community of Bushbuckridge to heed the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa to lend a hand and for each of us to say “send me”. 

“The rallying call of “send me”, should inspire all of us to work towards a better nation. Government cannot resolve challenges on its own.  We are stronger together. The destiny of our nation resides in our collective hands,” said the Deputy Minister.

President Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation Address in February, quoted a song by Hugh Masekela and said the country should work together to build a new, better South Africa for all.

Speaking at a Ministerial Imbizo in the area on Friday, the Deputy Minister said citizens are also central to the successful roll out and implementation of the service delivery initiatives of government. 

“As the Ministry for Public Service and Administration, we have ensured that some of the government departments that are key to your service delivery challenges are here today in your municipality to advise and render services to you.

“Our business is to promote humane quality public services at all times. Application of Batho Pele principles is paramount. Our business compels us to engage and interact with the public servants with the view to inform them about what makes you happy or unhappy when interfacing with government.”

Pilane-Majake said finding solutions and growing the country’s social and economic potential should be the common goal. “By working together and by harnessing our collective social and economic capital we can overcome the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.”

The Deputy Minister visited several service delivery points and identified areas where the service delivery mechanisms were working and where there are challenges, including the Thulamahashe Police Station, the Department of Home Affairs offices and the Rolle Clinic.

The aim of the visits was to gain first-hand experience and information about how government provides services at these institutions.

“We managed to engage with public servants and the recipients of services provided to identify challenges encountered.

“We will follow up on suggested intervention measures to improve the quality of services delivered to you, the people of Bushbuckridge Local Municipality and Mpumalanga province at large,” said Pilane-Majake. – SAnews.gov.za