State of the Province Address #GPSONA2017

Gauteng Finance MEC: Focus is to localise economic production #GPSONA2017

Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered his State of the Province Address on Monday.

He spoke about the Life Esidimeni tragedy and the health sector more broadly. He talked about the need for changes and has appointed an advisory council to improve the situation.

He spoke too of the school placement issue in Gauteng as well as direct foreign investment to the province.

Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy chats to Redi Tlhabi about what Premier Makhura had to say.

She says it is important for government to reflect on how to deal with vulnerable citizens after an incident of the magnitude of what happened with the psychiatric patients from life Esidimeni.

One of the Premier's decisions is that the outreach programme will focus on places that house the elderly and children and pay unexpected visits to these institutions to check on conditions there.

What is really important for all of us is that when we want to take decisions that could have far-reaching implications for citizens, that those decisions must be brought to the executive council. That is the formal decision-making place.

Barbara Creecy, MEC Finance Gauteng

Take a listen to Barbara Cressy outline the province's economic development plan and how they are working closely with 11 economic sectors to localise production, especially in townships:


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