PREMIER Phumulo Masualle and his executive are expected to launch 17 war rooms in Emalahleni Municipality as part of the Operation Masiphathisane roll out in Cacadu (formerly Lady Frere) at Matyantya Administrative Area on Friday.
Provincial government spokesman Sonwabo Mbananga said the launch will precede a community engagement at Mtirara Senior Secondary School. “The event on Friday will follow launches of 10 War Rooms by MECs and Mayors in each of the other five local municipalities in Chris Hani District – Enoch Mgijima; Ngcobo; Sakhisizwe; Nxuba Yethemba and Intsika Yethu Local Municipalities.”
After the launches, Chris Hani District Municipality will boast with 67 war rooms. War rooms are ward based and all-inclusive structures with all relevant stakeholders to deal with all social ills and wage war against poverty, unemployment, corruption and underdevelopment in general. “They (war rooms) endeavour to bring together communities and government departments from all spheres of governance to plan, monitor and evaluate service delivery programmes at a municipal ward level,” Mbananga said.
The event will start at 8.30am at Mtirara.