Country Being Led Into Darkness and Uncertainty
26 November 2014.
"Recent load shedding and impending water
restrictions are the result of poor planning and a lack of astute
leadership by a government that has lost the plot," said IFP
National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala.
"This government has clearly demonstrated that it does not have the capacity to resolve the crisis that has led to many parastatals being dysfunctional. One just has to look at the state of affairs at Eskom, Telkom, SAA and the Post Office to name but a few, to realise that as a country we are being led into darkness and despair by a government that lacks leadership and ability to govern. Load shedding, water restrictions, non-delivery of mail, escalating crime and large scale job losses are sending shivers of uncertainty into all sectors of society and casts a gloomy picture as the festive season approaches.
Our government needs to ask itself: how can its
citizens look forward to the festive season when these dark clouds
are hanging over their heads?" continued, Mr Blessed Gwala.
"In September this year Eskom applied to the
National Energy Regulator of South Africa and was granted permission
to amend its load shedding protocol to reduce damage to the economy.
This means that residential areas will be affected to a larger
extent by load shedding. Whilst we can accept that, we need to
protect the economy, we need to consider the plight of those
thousands of families who depend on home industries and SMMEs that
are situated in residential areas. We have always encouraged people
to follow the IFP-espoused value of self-help and self-reliance and
they have been successful in earning a decent living but now there
is uncertainty. This government must get its act together quickly
and instil confidence in its ability to govern this country",
concluded Mr Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairperson, 078 290 5842
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