Sunday, January 08, 2006

President promises commitment to service delivery

President Thabo Mbeki has told a massive crowd at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town that the ANC will intensify efforts at local level to improve service delivery...

This follows months of sporadic and sometimes violent protest by communities across the country over housing and service delivery. The manifesto recommits the ANC to service delivery goals it has already set, saying no community would still be using the bucket toilet system by 2007.

"By 2010, when South Africa hosts the Soccer World Cup, all households will have access to clean running water and decent sanitation," it said. "As we celebrate the centenary of the ANC in 2012 every house will have access to electricity. By supervising the work of all our public representatives in government, we will ensure that these tasks are met.

"By improving the capacity of all government structures to serve the people, we will make government work better for you."By fighting corruption and arrogance among some who work in government, the ANC is determined to respect the people's mandate." - Additional reporting by Sapa SABC

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