Statement of the Provincial Executive Committee Meeting held on Monday, 13 October 2014

Statement of the Provincial Executive Committee Meeting held on Monday, 13 October 2014

15 October 2014

The Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the ANC in Limpopo held its PEC meeting on Monday 13 October 2014 in Mopani region. The holding of the PEC meeting in the Mopani region is an implementation of the PEC decision to hold meetings in all regions of the Province. Such PEC meetings are preceded by interactions with ANC structures within the region, as part of strengthening the work of the RECs and the PEC deployees in the regions. Similarly, the PEC meeting in the Mopani region was preceded by meetings with ANC sub-regional task teams (sub-RTTs) and ANC branches.

The PEC meeting deliberated and took decisions on several matters ranging from the state of the organisation, state of the province and state of municipalities.

State of the organisation

The PEC expressed its satisfaction with the progress made in the rebuilding and renewal of the organisation in the Province, including preparations and readiness for the Peter Mokaba Regional Conference. The Peter Mokaba regional conference will be held on the weekend of 17 - 19 October 2014 in Polokwane.

In addition, the PEC adopted a roadmap towards the Provincial General Councils (PGCs) as provided for in the Constitution and in preparation of the National General Council. The dates of the PGC or PGCs will be announced in due course, inclusive of the dates for the Regional General Councils.

The PEC further resolved to embark on the Mvuselelo campaign from October to December 2014. The launch of this campaign will be hosted in the Sekhukhune region and run across the Province. During this period, the ANC will focus on issues that are of concern to our communities such as ritual murders, women and children abuse etc.

State of municipalities

The PEC noted with concern the outcomes of the 2012/ 2013 local government audit of municipalities by the Auditor-General. These outcomes details the severity of the challenges facing local government and validates the intervention made earlier this year by the PEC in the governance structures of municipalities in Limpopo.

In addition, the PEC has already commenced with further mechanisms to strengthen governance and service delivery in municipalities. As part of the decisions in the Extended PEC meeting of September 2014, the PEC will implement a concerted Plan of Action on Local Government to improve both service delivery and municipal governance.

State of the Province

The PEC has noted concerns by our alliance partners, community organisations and our structures about the continued presence of the section 100 (b) administrators in Limpopo despite a Cabinet decision to remove the Limpopo government from administration. The views of our alliance partners and community organisations are that the administrators are no longer serving the interests of the people of Limpopo. In particular, the ANC in Limpopo has noted the serious allegations of looting, maladministration and poor service delivery made against the administrators that include amongst others:

(a) That the audit opinions of the Road Agency Limpopo (RAL) and the department of Education continue to regress under the watchful eye of the administrators.
(b) The increasing rate of maternal and infants deaths reported in many hospitals including Mankweng, George Masebe, and Maphutha Malatji whereas the department of Health is run by administrators.

The expressed view of the ANC in Limpopo is that the clear electoral mandate given to the ANC to lead government in Limpopo indicates the confidents the people of Limpopo has on the elected leadership of the ANC lead the Province and not some government functionaries. In this regard, the ANC has mandated the provincial Executive Council to make direct representation to Cabinet on the work of the intervention team and the negative impact to the province on their continued presence.

Issued by: Nocks Seabi
Provincial Secretary

Enquries: Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Provincial Spokesperson
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