On May 18, 2023, Minister Maropene Ramokgopa and Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana will deliver the budget vote speech for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluations (DPME) in Parliament, Cape Town. This speech will provide an outline of the department’s plans for the current fiscal year and evaluate the government’s performance in achieving developmental goals under the National Development Plan (NDP) Vision 2030 and the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2019 – 2024.
The DPME’s Role and Responsibilities
The DPME is responsible for institutionalizing planning, monitoring the delivery of key priorities, and evaluating government programs in line with the MTSF and NDP. This department plays a vital role in ensuring that the government stays on track in its pursuit of national development goals and remains accountable to the public.
The Purpose of the Budget Vote Speech
The budget vote speech is an essential tool that promotes transparency and accountability in the government’s actions. It offers valuable insights into how the DPME intends to tackle its responsibilities and allocate resources over the coming financial year. This presentation will reflect on the government’s progress in realizing the seven priority areas for the 6th administration, as outlined in the MTSF 2019 – 2024, which include education, health, social cohesion, economic growth, and more.
Attending the DPME Budget Vote Presentation
Members of the media are invited to attend the DPME Budget Vote presentation at the M46-Marks Building in Parliament, Cape Town, on May 18th, 2023, at 14h00. The event will also be streamed on the parliamentary YouTube channel and Parliamentary DSTV Channel 408 for those unable to attend in person.
Staying Informed and Engaged
It is crucial for all stakeholders, including government officials, the media, and the general public, to stay informed and engaged in the process leading up to this significant event. Monitoring the government’s efforts to achieve the developmental goals set forth in the NDP and MTSF is essential for holding government officials accountable and ensuring progress is made.
For those interested in confirming their attendance or seeking additional information, the DPME has provided contact details for confirmations, media engagements with Minister Maropene Ramokgopa, and media-related queries concerning the department’s work.
The forthcoming budget vote speech presents an opportunity for both government officials and the general public to assess the progress made in achieving the goals set out in the NDP and MTSF. While Minister Maropene Ramokgopa and Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana are set to share their insights and plans, it is essential for the entire nation to listen, learn, and contribute to the ongoing pursuit of a better South Africa for all.
As the budget vote speech approaches, it is crucial for all stakeholders to remain actively involved in the process, from engaging with the DPME’s work to monitoring the government’s progress. This vigilance will help ensure that South Africa remains on track to achieve its developmental goals and build a brighter future for all its citizens.