UN team to help NWest to recover
06:38 Thu, 12 Jul 2018
UN team to help NWest to recover | News Article
North West Premier Job Mokgoro and UN Resident Co-Ordinator, Nardos Bekele-Thomas
A technical team from the United Nations (UN) is expected in the North West province next week in an attempt to help the province to recover, the Office of the Premier said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Vuyisile Ngesi said North West Premier Job Mokgoro met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa, Nardos Bekele-Thomas in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss ways in which the UN and its agencies in the country could assist the North West in responding to the problems the province was facing.

National government had put the province under administration.

"Amongst the commitments that came out of the meeting was interventions around all areas identified as having led to the national intervention in all provincial government departments, including the Office of the Premier," Ngesi said.

"The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has therefore committed expertise from all UN agencies in South Africa to participate in the process of ensuring that the Section 100 (1) interventions lead to a sound and sustainable provincial administration, before the end of the 5th administration’s term next year."

The technical team was expected in North West next Monday.

He said North West government and the UNDP have agreed on a marshall plan approach towards the recovery of the provincial administration as informed by the national intervention in the areas of health, social services, agriculture and horticulture, anti-corruption across all levels of government in the province, planning and co-ordination as well as monitoring and evaluation amongst others.

"Ms Bekele-Thomas further committed the UN agencies to ensuring that all the necessary resources and expertise are directed key areas that need to be unlocked to put the North West on the road to recovery, to ensure that socio-economic and developmental challenges the province face are dealt with head on."

The UN agencies technical team was expected in North West province next week Monday.

- African News Agency (ANA)

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