NCOP embarks on annual Provincial Week

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cape Town - Members of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will this week meet with leaders of the nine provinces to assess measures that are being put in place for quality service delivery.

Permanent delegates of the NCOP will meet with provincial leaders including Premiers, MECs and the departments, provincial legislatures as well as local government leaders and the South African Local Government Association (Salga).

The members will also look at current service delivery backlogs.

The NCOP is Parliament's second house responsible for promoting the interests of the provinces.

After meeting with the provincial leadership on Monday and Tuesday, delegates will on Wednesday interact with Salga, traditional leaders as well as non profit organisations. Public hearings at various communities will be held on Thursday.

In the Free State, site visits will be conducted in Kroonstad, Deneysville and Heilbron among others, while in KwaZulu-Natal there will be a visit to the iDube Trade Port in Durban.

In Limpopo, the visits will be at the Philadelphia Hospital as well as the Zama-Zama and Mphezulu Primary Schools.

In Mpumalanga, visits will be conducted in the Mkhondo municipality as well as public hearings at the Thandukukhanya Community Hall while visits in the North West province will be held in the Ramotshere Moilwa local municipality.