National Assembly : 22nd March 2011
Honourable Chairperson and the Deputy
President of the Country
It is not a secret that development in our country is slow owing to
problems associated by inheriting the undemocratic South Africa.
However, dwelling on this past is of no use because our people are
busy suffering. Therefore, as the government it is our duty to be
interacting with South African communities so as to deliver
fundamental services for their livelihoods.
It is also important to note that development means improvement.
Since South Africa is a developing country it is every ones right in
the country to be included in that development so that all
individuals are equal. Moreover, limited development sidelines
certain individuals such that their lives are stagnant. Therefore,
as the Inkatha Freedom Party we propose that development should
address municipalities at Grade 2-3 levels which are without a
Revenue Base. This is because without a structured Revenue Base
municipalities will be powerless since they depend on government
grants. I suggest then that there should be a substantial amount of
money which is allocated to local municipalities.
Deputy President, as second in charge figure in our land, the
Inkatha Freedom Party strongly suggests that there should be immense
training of Ministers and Members of the Executive Council such that
local municipalities are not undermined. This is because it is
inappropriate for Ministers and Members of the Executive Council to
undermine local structures since there is no competition in
governmental structures. Moreover, if such habits persist, they
directly undermine the highest law in the country which is the
Furthermore, development should not sideline rural and township
communities since they are the most marginalized and are evidence of
slow development in the country. Moreover, South Africa is grappling
with unemployment, and rural communities together with townships are
no stranger to this phenomenon. Thus as the Inkatha Freedom Party we
propose that communities should be the main participants in
facilitating development by combining their natural skills and
coordinating with governmental community based projects.
Appropriate development is facilitated by quality education to
enhance people’s skills. Development also means proper
infrastructural facilities which mean dignified sanitation systems,
roads and clean environments. This also means communities should
have access to clean water, suitable housing, electrified houses as
well as health which is of good quality.
Amongst other things South Africa is faced with the challenge of
overcoming crime in our communities. Therefore government should
work hand in hand with the communities so as to address
developmental challenges which prevail.
I thank you
Prince MMM Zulu