The Gauteng Premier, David Makhura is running away from the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Motion of No Confidence (MONC), which was due to be debated on 18 October 2022.
Earlier today, the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) issued a notice for a special sitting to be held on Thursday, 6 October 2022 to nominate and elect the new Premier.
The DA brought the MONC before the GPL because our residents in this province have not been receiving the service delivery they rightfully deserve.
State of the Province Address after State of the Province Address (SOPA) has been littered with a list of promises by Premier Makhura which has not been fulfilled.
Here are some of the lists of Premier promises that have not been materialised:
• Failed to develop a plan for a healthy energy mix with an emphasis on smart and green energy solutions.
• Failed to release the SIU reports, and they have never been made public.
• No action has been taken to recover millions of rands looted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
• The handing of complete housing projects to legitimate owners has still not happened.
• No progress has been made in the reporting of the fires at the Bank of Lisbon building and the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, and no one has been held accountable for either.
• The rollout of broadband and free wifi across the province
• Katlehong, Soweto and Kagiso township industrial hubs are to be accredited and open for business before the end of the 2016/2017 financial year.
• Work to begin on the logistics hub on N12 between Rand West and Merafong.
• The investment into infrastructure to support clusters of township businesses to expand access to markets has not happened.
Makhura knew that there was a strong possibility of our motion passing and that he will leave the office disgraced.
It does not matter who is nominated by the ANC to be the new Premier, this party has demonstrated their failure to govern, and it will not make any change to the lives of Gauteng residents.
They will also be a Premier of no action and will not be able to make strategic decisions that will benefit the residents of our province.
Service delivery will continue to suffer under the leadership of the ANC-led government. The status quo needs to change, and our residents have the power to do this in 2024. Residents in this province deserve a DA-capable government that will deliver the services they promise and at all times act in the best interest of our residents.