I want to thank the DA community for their support during my medical disability in 2011.
I confirm that I am back and available. My new portfolios in the legislature are 1) Roads and Public Works. 2) Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture.
I will once again be focussing on the maintenance of roads in the Eastern Cape to ensure value for money.
Concerning public works, I want to establish a norm that contracts for the maintenance of state buildings go to local entrepreneurs. In this way unemployment is reduced and skills are transferred.
In my capacity a member of the portfolio committee on sport, arts and culture, I want to ensure that libraries have the necessary material available which is in line with school curriculums. All children in our province must have access to information that can help them to be successful.
We have to ensure that all museums in the Eastern Cape reflect the legacy of all communities.
The DA will continue with its efforts for the establishment of a provincial lobbying unit as in the Western Cape and Gauteng to bring large sport events and world symposiums to the Eastern Cape to promote tourism and relieve poverty. The support of the provincial government for the EP Kings, sport clubs and schools sports will also be sought.
Where the DA governs, it works for the community. This can also happen in the Eastern Cape.
Pine Pienaar, DA MPL