Kedikilwe Implores Kweneng Leadership to Deliver

| January 22, 2015

The former vice president, Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe has urged Kweneng District leadership to seriously reflect on the leadership, district performance and develop strategies intended to take the district forward.

Dr Kedikilwe, who was a guest speaker at the Kweneng District leadership retreat in Zanzibar recently, said those given the responsibility to deliver should aim to improve communities’ welfare.

He said constituents were becoming more conscious of their rights and diverse in their demands and interests hence the need for leaders to tackle delivery and coordination issues seriously. Dr Kedikilwe cited administrative, procurement and structural issues as challenges, which undermined project implementation and service delivery.

The retreat, which attracted the Kweneng District Council administrative and political leadership, paramount chief Kgosi Kgari Sechele III, Members of Parliament, office of district commissioner, sub-councils and the business community called for the drawing up a five-year road map and beyond.

It also emphasised the need to come up with recommendations and build a g team to drive service delivery. The former VP said for the retreat gave electorates and communities of KDC that the district was ready to deliver and improve their lives.

People expecedt results and it was important to liberate strategies for NDP 10, mid-term review and the upcoming NDP11 which should be consistent with the national strategic plan, he said.

He said Batswana were concerned about the implementation of programmes, lack of feedback to customers, non-adherence to prescribed times, unhelpful desks, unanswered toll-free numbers and lack of proper system for handling grievance.

He however called on the district leadership to reflect and adopt strategies to address such concerns. “Working as a team was a core to effective service delivery and this could be achieved by employing approaches that are inclusive of all staff,” he said.

For his part, KDC chairperson, Mr Geoffrey Sibisibi said the three day retreat was arranged to share experiences on district performance and strategies for the next for five years and beyond to ensure prompt service delivery in the entire district.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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