National Assembly, Cape Town: Thursday, 28 October 2010
It has come to the attention of the IFP that the
selection process for appointments to the National Youth Development
Agency's Provincial Advisory Boards has been hijacked and
manipulated by the ANC Youth League to such an extent that of the 63
positions filled, 62 have gone to ANCYL comrades.
Many of the worthy applicants from different
political organizations and youth formations, who were successful
during the interview process, were rejected for appointment in
favour of weaker ANC applicants.
The NYDA intends to implement and monitor youth
development interventions, to reduce youth unemployment and promote
social cohesion across cultural, racial and political divides. But
we are now witnessing an illegal take-over of the NYDA by the ANCYL.
The NYDA's core mandate has been subverted; now it will serve
only the interests of the ANCYL.
The IFP believes that this is yet another example
of abuse of power by the ANC and ANCYL, which places our democracy
In the interests of all of South Africa's youth,
the IFPYB will explore all avenues to have these appointments
nullified. We have written a letter to the Minister in the
Presidency, Hon Collins Chabane, to look into the matter urgently
and to nullify the appointments without delay. Finally, I call on
this honourable House to launch an urgent
investigation into the matter.
Contact: Ms Pat Lebenya-Ntanzi MP, Acting
Chairperson of the IFPYB, 078 186 3619.
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