issues that may hinder progress in the implementation of the District Development Model. To collaborate with other champions and districts to maximise impact.
Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA), a component of the Department of Cooperative Governance whose mandate it is to render technical advice and support to municipalities so that they optimise municipal infrastructure provisioning, has a team of 222 technical staff including Engineers, Technicians, Planners and Young Graduates that are deployed to the priority districts to support the implementation of MISA’s mandate and the key projects. Therefore MISA’s approach on institutionalizing the DDM is providing the technical support (with the assistance of the 222 technical staff members) at district level. MISA enters into an MOU with a district municipality and signs an integrated technical support program with the district and all the local municipalities. Each of the priority districts has an engineer who coordinates all infrastructure interventions and programs by various stakeholders to ensure alignment with the district service delivery needs. MISA assists municipalities in these 4 key areas:
Review contract documents, SLAs and advise on suitable form of contracts Participate in SIPDM gates review Assess infrastructure that requires refurbishment 3. Implementation: Participate in progress and site meetings Review progress payments Assist with contract management Assist with quality and budget control and monitoring Assist in consolidation and review of monthly reports
4. Operation and Maintenance: Assess infrastructure that requires refurbishment MISA will measure the successful implementation of the DDM through stakeholders sharing the same vision towards developing the district; commitment and cooperation by all parties/stakeholders towards achieving the objectives to grow the district (resources); and adherence to the DDM principle of working in a cohesive manner.
1. Planning: Assist in the review/development of sector plans Assist in development of PMU, INEP, WSIG business plans/implementation plans Assist with project scoping report Review of technical reports for MIG funded projects Design development – review designs by the PSPs Review and development of O & M Plans 2. Procurement: Offer support in development of procurement plans Review tender documentation and specifications Carry out due diligence on evaluation processes