Jack Bloom MPL
The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng releases today a ten-point action programme in response to Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane’s State of the Province address. It includes support for a more adequate budget allocation for Gauteng that matches our population as assessed by the latest census. It also includes measures to cut red tape that stifles small businesses, the banning of blue lights for speeding politicians, and fighting corruption by ensuring that all civil servants declare their business interests. Government credit cards will be abolished in terms of a proposed “no frills” Ministerial Handbook to limit excessive spending on cars, travel and accommodation. The DA will campaign for the upgrading of informal settlements, the provision of land title to spread property ownership as wide as possible, and more food gardens to meet the nutrition needs of 2.8 million food-stressed people in Gauteng. The DA will continue to oppose the imposition of the e-tolls on Gauteng highways, and calls for a provincial referendum so that public views are heard loud and clear. The DA will introduce the following private members bills in the Gauteng Legislature:
* Red Tape Reduction Bill
* Business Interests Bill
* Crime Oversight Bill
The full programme, which I will propose tomorrow in the debate on the Premier’s speech, is appended below. The DA is serious about winning Gauteng. This programme highlights how the DA will fight corruption, eliminate waste, improve the lives of the poorest people, and boost jobs for everyone.