The African National Congress Free State Provincial Executive Committee held its two day Provincial Lekgotla from the 5th -6th of February 2017 at Emoya Wild Life Estate, Bloemfontein. The meeting was attended by members of the PEC, the Leagues, Alliance Partners and veterans and comrades representing structures of the mass democratic movement as well as comrades deployed in various functions in municipalities and provincial departments. The Lekgotla was called for the ANC to deliberate on and outline the priority programmes for the ANC-led government for the coming year.
Opening Remarks contained in the Political Overview by Provincial Chairperson, Cde Ace Magashule laid emphasis on 2017 being the Year of OR Tambo and that every initiative must translate into implementation of ANC programmes and entrenching practice of unity in all its structures. The Chairperson also outlined the purpose of the Lekgotla being that of consolidating a practical programme of action for the upcoming year under the theme of deepening unity for action.
The meeting also received inputs from Comrades Naledi Pandor and Lindiwe Zulu in their capacities as deployees of the National Executive Committee (NEC). Their inputs reflected on the critical importance of ensuring that Lekgotlas function as platforms for accountability, strengthening the party's communications machinery at all levels and carefully assessing deployments of comrades in government and business that are aimed at transformation of the economy.
Anchored on the January 8th statement together with the PEC's 12 point plan, organizational renewal, economic growth, accelerated radical socio-economic transformation, land reform and redistribution, improved funding and infrastructure in education, fighting crime and corruption as well as building the capacity of the state were identified as the key priorities of the ANC in the Free State province.
In meeting these objectives, the PEC Lekgotla resolved on the following:
On Organizational renewal
On Agriculture and Land Reform:
On Fighting Crime & Corruption
On the Capacity of the State and Local Government
Issued by the Provincial Secretary of the African National Congress Free State.
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