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Ministry of Local Government (MLG)
FORUM FOR CHAIRPERSONS & MAYORS
27/03/13
On the 21st of March 2013, Hon. Siele addressed MLGRD Senior Managers, Mayors and Council Chairpersons at a joint forum in Gaborone. The purpose of this forum was to share ideas on how to improve service delivery and evaluate progress made on provision of services and programmes.

On the 21st of March 2013, Hon. Siele addressed MLGRD Senior Managers, Mayors and Council Chairpersons at a joint forum in Gaborone. The purpose of this forum was to share ideas on how to improve service delivery and evaluate progress made on provision of services and programmes.

During his keynote address, Hon. Siele availed that, "this forum is intended to promote teamwork, collective and joint decision making between Headquarters and the local level leadership for effective service delivery." Furthermore, Hon. Siele noted that team building is an important factor in any organization as it brings out the best in a team to ensure self development, positive communication, leadership skills and the ability to work closely together as a team to solve problems at hand.

In addition, Hon. Siele further discussed the Local Government Act, adding that, "the Act creates a legal basis for Local Authorities to make choices and utilize available opportunities in running local affairs, thereby facilitating decentralisation and enhancing local governance." Other vital issues that he touched were success stories that his Ministry has, such as the Ipelegeng programme, social protection offered to vulnerable people, poverty eradication schemes, youth empowerment and construction of destitute persons’ houses.

In conclusion, Hon Siele informed the attendants on the existence of the Anti-corruption Hotline which was launched recently, adding that, "this Anti-corruption Hotline was established in order to reduce incidences of corruption in our Ministry."

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