Six million jobs and tender board among ANC promises

By Drum Digital
11 January 2014

President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday the ANC aimed at creating at least six million jobs in the next five years.

"[The] majority [of jobs] will be reserved for young people," he said.

He was speaking at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga where the party launched its 2014 election manifesto.

The stadium was packed to capacity with followers enjoying song and dance ahead of Zuma's address.

He said the African National Congress was also planning on increasing the number of training and skill centres throughout the country.

Zuma said the party would ensure the youth subsidy was effective.

"The ANC will take practical steps to ensure implementation of the youth subsidy does not replace incentivised working," he said.

He said the financial sector would be encouraged to be more inclusive and accessible.

Zuma also said a tender board would be established to adjudicate tenders in all spheres of government.

"We are now changing the tender system, which has been such a big problem in our country," he told African National Congress supporters at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

"Public servants and public representatives will be prohibited from doing business with the state."

Zuma said further measures would be developed. - Sapa

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