War-Rooms Functionality Monitoring Programme
25 October 2020
Embargo: For Immediate Release
Attention: News/Assignment Editors, Political Reporters, Reporters
From: KZN Legislature Communications Unit
WAR-ROOMS FUNCTIONALITY MONITORING PROGRAMME
Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature will be deployed throughout the province this week to assess the state of War-Rooms.
The concept of War-Rooms refers to the space where the coordinating task team at ward level provides a direct link to the community, coordinates profiling and integrates service delivery.
The legislature adopted the War Rooms Functionality Programme in 2018 as part of its constitutional mandate to exercise oversight over the executive arm of government and this year’s visit would be a follow-up to check if issues raised in 2018 have been resolved.
During the 2018 visits the Legislature acknowledged that some good work had been done to launch the war-rooms programme.
The report from the Office of the Premier indicated that many wards in all districts and the Metro had war-rooms. This was a clear indication that the province was moving in the right direction.
All the teams acknowledged in their reports that the war-rooms are a good vehicle for service delivery, but which are not optimally functional, as required.
Eleven war-room oversight teams have been established, one team per district and the Metro. Each team will visit six war-rooms that were visited in 2018 per district and three new war-rooms that were not visited in 2018. The total number of war-rooms to be visited by each team will be nine.
The War-Rooms Functionality programme co-incides with the visit to three districts (Umgungundlovu, Umzinyathi and Uthukela) by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). Teams deployed in these districts will only visit one War-Room because they will also be seized with the work of the NCOP.
Visits to all districts begin on Tuesday 27th ending on Thursday the 29th of October.
Issued by KZN Legislature Communications Unit
For more information please contact Wonder Hlongwa at 0829083532