The MEC yesterday met with about 200 entrepreneurs to address funding challenges related to the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP).
The MEC has noted that a lot of entrepreneurs were dissatisfied with the work of the Propeller. The MEC is on the radio to give us the feedback and how the government intends on assisting aggrieved entrepreneurs.
Gauteng Economic Development MEC, Lebogang Maile spoke to John about the issues that he is aware of and how his department is planning to deal with these issues.
That is definitely an interest we are investigating. There are entrepreneurs who have come forward saying some officials see their business ideas and give them to their friends and family.— Lebogang Maile, Gauteng Economic Development MEC
Listen to the the full conversation below:
Some reaction to the MEC's interview:
@702JohnRobbie #GEPBankrupt creating entrepreneurs not just about money need mentoring too. Business acumen not core competency of Govt— Janet Semple (@JanetSemple1) August 27, 2015
@702JohnRobbie GEP was only formed to be a piggy bank of the well connected cadres. It's a waste of time if u r an entrepreneur— Phume Ntlabati (@Phume_Ntlabati) August 27, 2015
@702JohnRobbie Applied more than 5 years ago. Not even the courtesy of a reply. Just another job creation scam.— Takuzan (@FieldRoZE) August 27, 2015
@702JohnRobbie #GEPBankrupt funding model unsustainable. Unending loans do not work in real world. Strict credit control essential— Janet Semple (@JanetSemple1) August 27, 2015