Premier must give clear direction this SOPA

Issued by Bobby Stevenson, MPL
DA Chief Whip in the Eastern Cape Legislature

Premier Oscar Mabuyane, must spell out how he is going to create a province that we all want and dream of.

The time for pretty stories is over. The time for real action is now. The people are tired of hearing empty promises and platitudes. They need real solutions.

People want a province of hope and real opportunity that is founded on a capable, competent, and ethical state.

The premier must, once and for all, pronounce what decisive action will be taken to address the collapsing local government, arrest the ever-increasing crime rate, resolve the employment crisis, and fix our road networks.

He needs to spell out how he will deal with the financial crisis in Health and Education and explain what steps the province is taking to mitigate the rampant loadshedding, which is destroying businesses and livelihoods.

We also expect him to say something about assistance for the areas that have been hit by disastrous flooding.

To build the Eastern Cape we want, we need a solid foundation of a competent and capable service delivery-focused state.