ANCGP to lead the people’s march
ANC GAUTENG PROVINCE TO LEAD THE PEOPLE’S MARCH TO THE UNION BUILDINGS
The African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng Province will on Friday, 02 November 2018, lead a People’s March to the Union Building aimed at finding sustainable solutions to various concerns that have a bearing on the daily cost of living experiences of the masses of our people, especially the poor.
Our recent 13th Provincial Congress discussed in detail, amongst others, measures necessary to improve the quality of life of the People of the Province, interventions to grow the Gauteng economy; and actions to reverse the stubbornly high levels of unemployment.
The march, therefore, is responding to the plight of the people of Gauteng who have rejected the e-Tolls, and have further raised concerns about the poor state of the public transport system, regular fuel hikes, value added tax (VAT) increases, cost of data among other issues.
The People’s March should be seen as part of our efforts to constantly position the ANC on the side of our people. The ANC-led march is supported by all Alliance partners in Gauteng, including COSATU, SACP and SANCO who have declared their full support for the broad campaign.
Preceding the People’s March the ANC will host a consultative seminar on public transport on Tuesday, 30 October. Amongst others, the seminar will explore various proposals for alternative funding models to the e-Tolls, and other mega public transport infrastructure.
On Wednesday, 31 October, there will be protests at major e-Toll gantries in the province to express dissatisfaction with the system.
We call on our structures, progressive forces, civil society organisation and members of society to take part in the People’s March to the Union Buildings on Friday. This will kickstart a sustained activations by the Alliance, ANC, civil society structures in Gauteng that are aimed at ensuring that the government provides lasting solutions to the pertinent issues raised by the people of Gauteng.
Interview requests can be made with Motalatale Modiba on 072 515 3022.
Issued by ANC Gauteng Province
ANC Gauteng Province
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