Minister to engage community development workers

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Minister of Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi is to convene a provincial consultative engagement on the Community Development Workers Programme (CDWP) in Durban on Monday.

This will be held jointly with a briefing on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) second generation review process.

“The joint consultative engagement will take stock of the current state of the Community Development Workers Programme, how the programme could be strengthened to ensure improved service delivery, and will empower CDWs on their role in the APRM second generation review process, which will commence in the 2018/19 financial year,” the Department of Public Service and Administration said in a statement on Sunday.

The department said CDWs work as conduits of information between government and citizens, and have contributed immensely in the speeding up of service delivery.

“Community Development Workers will also play an important role of engaging the communities and collecting relevant information during the upcoming APRM second generation review process,” the department said.

The consultative engagement with KwaZulu-Natal CDWs will be the eighth of the nine planned provincial consultations.

The Minister has held successful engagements with the CDWs in the Limpopo, Gauteng, Western Cape, North West, Mpumalanga, Free State and Gauteng provinces respectively.

The provincial consultative engagements are part of a build-up to the national conference of CDWs, which will be held from 25 – 27 February 2018 in Gauteng. – SAnews.gov.za

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