The DDP hosted a 2 day District Development Model workshop for civil society practitioners, political parties and ordinary citizens at Elangeni Hotel on the 17-18 May 2022.
The District Development Model seeks to accelerate service delivery and ensure integrated planning and delivery of services in a sustainable manner. The Model was introduced in 2019 by president Cyril Ramaphosa to assist municipalities to accelerate service delivery, facilitate integrated planning and fulfil their developmental and constitutional mandate. The Model further reinforces devolution of power to the district and local municipal level in order to ensure that that bulk services like water and electricity are supplied in a consistent and efficient manner.
The Model resonates well with DDPs and KAS commitment to building a culture of democracy at local level and ensuring that citizens play an active and meaningful role in building responsive and developmental local government.
The workshop was hosted and attended by civil society actors towards: