Members of the Media

Communities of Ngaka Modiri Molema

Fellow South Africans

Good Morning

Thank you for joining us today for a briefing on the conclusion of our three (3) days series of District Development Model stakeholder engagements. As you might be aware His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the DDM approach in 2019, as mechanism to resolve “silo” planning, budgeting and implementation that hinders cohesive service delivery and maximum developmental impact on people’s lives.

The DDM is a programmatic approach for improving Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) and Cooperative Governance. It is an all of Government and Society Approach – A method by which the three spheres of government and all communities work in unison to improve service delivery and development in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District.

In giving practical expression to this All of Society Approach – in my capacity as the national District Champion and in collaboration with my counterparts the provincial Champions, the MEC for Finance and the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, including the Executive Mayor of Ngaka Modiri Molema we convened DDM stakeholder engagements from 21 to 23 September 2021 with: Local Mayors, MMCs, MMS, Business Representatives, Academia, Media, Civil Society and Faith-based organisations.

The purpose of these DDM engagements is to both solicit valuable inputs and cultivate a culture of mutually beneficially partnership for the inclusive development of Ngaka Modiri Molema district. This marks a critical step towards the full institutionalisation of the DDM approach in the district. The successful implementation of the DDM is a collective responsibility of the people of Ngaka Modiri Molema working in unity with their government.

It is imperative that as we undertake this journey towards a reimagined Ngaka Modiri Molema, we lay a firm basis for a shared common vision that is informed and owned by key stakeholders of the district – the people of Ngaka Modiri Molema. These series of engagements provided us we an opportunity to gain valuable inputs from strategic stakeholders ranging from how do we leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to ignite potential economic growth by building a responsive skills dividend.

A useful foundation for the developmental of Ngaka Modiri Molema is understanding its profile which outlines the demographics, socioeconomic structure and natural endowments that can catapult the district into an economic powerhouse. The profile also entails an outline of catalytic projects that will spur growth and development in the district of Ngaka Modiri Molema. This profile points to potential areas of economic spinoffs in sectors such as agriculture, tourism, minerals, etc. However, to effectively exploit this for inclusive benefits the district needs a One Plan to position the district as a better, inclusive, transformed and more desired places for people to live and work in.

The One Plan synthesises and aligns different priorities together in a single Strategic Framework (IGR and Social Compact) though jointly crafted and agreed outcomes, targets and commitments. It provides a clearer perspective on what needs to be achieved and how each role player contributes.

This process of engagements will culminate in the official launch of the DDM in Ngaka Modiri Molema later in the year which will be anchored on active community participation facilitated through DDM Stakeholder Forum comprised of representatives from various sector.

Joins us as we reimagine Ngaka Modiri Molema as a hub for improved service delivery and inclusive community development.

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Media Enquiries:
Unathi Sityata
Cell: 079 325 4795
Merafe Molemoeng:
Ngaka Modiri Molema District
Cell: 0674282036

Issued by the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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