JOHANNESBURG – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says as the elected representatives of the people, government officials must always remember that they all share the responsibility to properly address South Africa’s problems.
Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the national conference of the South African Local Government Association (Salga) in Sandton on Tuesday.
He was joined by Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Salga chairperson Parks Tau and Cooperative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen.
Ramaphosa says although it’s evident where local government is working, there is also clear evidence of where it’s not.
Ramaphosa says significant work lies ahead to benefit the South African economy.
The deputy president says municipal government should always remember its importance while in the fight for economic freedom.
With the conference being held once every five years, Ramaphosa has told Salga’s new leadership that their mandate is to serve the people of the country selflessly and with distinction.