Provinces ordered to accelerate NDP delivery

President Jacob Zuma says the country’s provinces and municipalities must do much more to implement the National Development Plan (NDP).

This emerged at the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) meeting, convened at the Union Buildings on Friday. The NDP is the country’s blueprint for ending poverty and reducing inequality by 2030.

The meeting focused on improving the performance of local government and the Back to Basics campaign.
The council also considered a report on progress regarding the work undertaken by the Municipal Demarcation Board of South Africa.

“We have had very fruitful discussions as different levels of government meeting in this council to discuss various programmes aimed at improving service delivery at the local and most immediate level of governance for our people,” said President Zuma.

The meeting was told that as of the end of January, all but one province managed to resolve over 80% of the service delivery complaints it had received.

The only exception, the Eastern Cape, recorded a 73% resolution rate since the establishment of the hotline in 2009.