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PAA VDC’s ARE INDUCTED
03/03/16
PAA VDC’s ARE INDUCTED Palapye Administrative Authority (PAA) Social and Community Development Department (S&CD) had a four day workshop on which Village Development Communities (VDC’s) Representatives from Lerala, Manaledi, Goo-Sekgweng and Mokgware were inducted on different issues that affect the representatives as a committee.  

PAA VDC’s ARE INDUCTED

Palapye Administrative Authority (PAA) Social and Community Development Department (S&CD) had a four day workshop on which Village Development Communities (VDC’s)

Representatives from Lerala, Manaledi, Goo-Sekgweng and Mokgware were inducted on different issues that affect the representatives as a committee.

When giving welcome remarks during the opening of the workshop, kgosi Masego Olebile of Palapye said the workshop is very important and would teach VDC’s on how to act responsibly on behalf of the community. He noted that most VDC’s are not able to handle money in a good way thus the workshop came at the right time to reduce issues of financial mismanagement by the committees.

Community Development Officer I Mr kegopotswe Mayana noted that aims of the workshop were to teach VDC’s about their roles and responsibilities; financial management and record Keeping, how to work as a team with other committees and village elders and how to manage projects that would bring permanent developments in villages.

Social and Welfare Officer I Ms Amuchilani Phambuka taught the attendents about the Importance of record keeping. She encouraged VDC’s to buy lockable cabinets, books and files so that everything that is done within the committee is documented and kept safely.

On the issue of project management Social Welfare Officer I Mrs Rachel Thuto noted that planning is very important in project management. She said project planning stages include identification, prioritization, identifying resources, implementation and evaluation.

Touching on other issues, Mr Mayana noted that when a member resign he/she should inform VDC in the form of writing and VDC should also inform the council in the form of writing and the individual should serve 30 days’ notice. For urgent situations an individual can write a letter and leave instead of serving 30 days’ notice.

Furthermore, he noted that section 2 of VDC ward regulation can disqualify individuals who absentee themselves from three consecutive meetings, individuals with physical and mental disability with a proven certificate from medical doctor and member with misconduct can also be disqualified.

Commending S&CD on behalf of other VDC’s Mokgware VDC chairperson Mr Molatedi Motlhagodi said they learnt a lot from the workshop and they will put it into practice. He said they now understand clearly what is expected from them as VDC’s and showed that now as VDC’s they understand the importance of making partnerships with other committees.

When closing the workshop, Community Development and Social Services chairperson Honourable Charles Mabjweng thanked visitors from Radihemelo VDC at Serowe, Palapye VDC representatives, public relations, S&CD and all those who took part for the success of the workshop. He said VDC have value as a committee, their role is important and that volunteering is very important.

He said VDC regulation should help on directing VDC’s and encouraged them to refer to it concerning any issues that arise. Hon Mabjweng also encouraged VDC’s to bring their minutes well in time and encouraged team work among them.

By Boitshepo Kedikilwe

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