Nzimande Talks District Development in Zululand

Written by on 13 April, 2021

By: Zilungile Mkhize

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande says Zululand in northern KwaZulu-Natal, will benefit from the District Development Model that is aimed at fast-tracking service delivery.

Nzimande is in Zululand as part of the Cabinet’s deployment of Ministers and Deputy Ministers.

The District Development Model is a new integrated planning model that government is using to institutionalise an integrated, district-based, development approach.

The Minister says his visit comes in efforts is to eradicate poverty and inequality through four priorities.

It is also being used to ensure that municipalities work together, and are adequately supported and resourced to carry out their mandate.

Nzimande has told Mayors under the Zululand District Municipality that they should attract and welcome partnerships with the private business sector.

He has met with District Municipal Mayor Thulasizwe Buthelezi and the Local Mayors of AbaQulusi, eDumbe, Nongoma, Ulundi and uPhongolo municipalities.

He says efforts to boost local economies and create jobs for the many unemployed young people are vital.

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