DA welcomes new Gauteng Premier

John Moodey MPL

Provincial and Caucus Leader

I welcome the new Premier, David Makhura, to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, and congratulate him on his appointment.

Gauteng holds a great many challenges which face the new Premier, and the DA looks forward to his plan of action. This must include a bold vision to create at least 2.3 million jobs in the province, provide security to its citizens, deliver housing, solve the healthcare crisis, and ensure a world-class education for its youth.

While these challenges are great, the opportunities in Gauteng are even greater, and the Premier must ensure that his government delivers.

Previous provincial governments have made grand promises, only to fall short on actual delivery. While David Makhura might have years of party leadership experience, he will need to overcome his lack of practical government experience.

I hope that this administration will be a breath of fresh air, and provide the people of Gauteng with the government that they deserve.