RAMAPHOSA’S FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE DESCRIBED BY OPPOSITION PARTY AS HYPE WITHOUT ACTION

JOHANNESBURG– South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), described President Cyril Ramaphosa’s swearing-in on Feb 15 as bringing new hope after the misrule of former President Jacob Zuma, who almost brought the country’s credit standing to junk status.

The party has now described Ramaphosa’s first 100 days in office as “hype without action” and gave the president a performance score rating of six out 10.

It said here Monday that his promise to fight corruption had been hamstrung by the African National Congress party’s patronage to its corrupt leaders. The DA said factionalism within the ruling party had taken precedence over his promises to the nation.

The opposition party blames him for failing to take bold steps against corrupt leaders with close ties to Zuma.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Ramaphosa’s failure to reduce the size of the Cabinet is also a challenge.

When you look at the Cabinet it consists 35 ministers and 37 deputy ministers. Salaries of the ministers amount to 163.5 million Rand (about 12.9 million) in 2018 and 510.5 million Rand over the mid-term.

The DA said that despite the President’s hype to improve the economy, it remains nothing but rhetoric. We call on President Ramaphosa to introduce a national civilian service where young people can enter work-based training in the community healthcare, basic education and SAPS (South African Police Service) fields.

The DA’s John Steenhuisen, the Opposition Chief Whip in Parliament, also raised an alarm about the spiralling violent protests in some parts of the country, holding the president responsible for failing to appoint professionals in the security services.

Both the SAPS and our national intelligence services need a massive overhaul and what needs to happen is that intelligence services are professionalised and are focussing on intelligence that affect national security of the country instead of focusing on factionalism within the ruling party.

The DA also weighed in on the programme of land expropriation without compensation and accused the president of promising investors to act with caution on the land issue, while speaking a different language in the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

RAMAPHOSA’S FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE DESCRIBED BY OPPOSITION PARTY AS HYPE WITHOUT ACTION

JOHANNESBURG– South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), described President Cyril Ramaphosa’s swearing-in on Feb 15 as bringing new hope after the misrule of former President Jacob Zuma, who almost brought the country’s credit standing to junk status.

The party has now described Ramaphosa’s first 100 days in office as “hype without action” and gave the president a performance score rating of six out 10.

It said here Monday that his promise to fight corruption had been hamstrung by the African National Congress party’s patronage to its corrupt leaders. The DA said factionalism within the ruling party had taken precedence over his promises to the nation.

The opposition party blames him for failing to take bold steps against corrupt leaders with close ties to Zuma.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Ramaphosa’s failure to reduce the size of the Cabinet is also a challenge.

When you look at the Cabinet it consists 35 ministers and 37 deputy ministers. Salaries of the ministers amount to 163.5 million Rand (about 12.9 million) in 2018 and 510.5 million Rand over the mid-term.

The DA said that despite the President’s hype to improve the economy, it remains nothing but rhetoric. We call on President Ramaphosa to introduce a national civilian service where young people can enter work-based training in the community healthcare, basic education and SAPS (South African Police Service) fields.

The DA’s John Steenhuisen, the Opposition Chief Whip in Parliament, also raised an alarm about the spiralling violent protests in some parts of the country, holding the president responsible for failing to appoint professionals in the security services.

Both the SAPS and our national intelligence services need a massive overhaul and what needs to happen is that intelligence services are professionalised and are focussing on intelligence that affect national security of the country instead of focusing on factionalism within the ruling party.

The DA also weighed in on the programme of land expropriation without compensation and accused the president of promising investors to act with caution on the land issue, while speaking a different language in the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK