25 July 2013
The IFP Youth Brigade has welcomed the
suspension of National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) CEO,
Steven Ngubeni albeit that the NYDA has not supplied the reasons
citing that an investigation is still to be conducted.
However, this suspension is long overdue. Mr
Ngubeni has run the NYDA to the ground, tattering its image and
denigrating its national identity, credibility and integrity.
During Mr Ngubeniís tenure the NYDA has been
plagued by scandal and chaos.
In 2011 the IFPYB lodged a complaint with the
Public Protector to investigate the now infamous R100 million
2010 youth festival extravaganza. The Public Protector has had
difficulty finalising her investigation because of the lack of
co-operation from NYDA, particularly the CEOís office.
The IFPYB however does not support the
appointment of Kenny Morolong as acting CEO. Mr Morolong, in his
capacity as deputy chairman of the NYDA Board, cannot now be a
referee and player in the running of the NYDA.
The fact that Mr Morolong is also a member of
the ANC North West PEC, and also the ANC Spokesperson in that
province entrenches further the politicisation of the NYDA.
The IFPYB continues to maintain that youth
development would be better advanced through a National Youth
Ministry and a fully fledged Department to operate in all three
spheres of government.
Issued for the IFPYB by:
MKHULEKO HLENGWA MP
IFPYB National Chairperson
083 871 2711