Fedusa: Delivery time

2011-05-20 15:30
Johannesburg - Newly-elected councillors should stick to their pre-election promises, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) said on Friday.

"Trust regarding promises of service delivery, infrastructure and community security must be built on track records of accountable leadership," Fedusa acting general secretary Krister Janse van Rensburg said in a statement.

"Now that voters have made their mark, political parties and municipal councillors will need to start delivering on the promises they made during their election campaigns."

Fedusa was happy at the increased voter turnout in Wednesday's local government election, compared to the 2006 poll.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday gave a provisional figure of 57% voter turnout, compared to 48% in 2006.

"Fedusa is confident that the 2011 local government elections will be declared free and fair," said Janse van Rensburg.

"This democratic process however, also highlights the massive obligations and responsibilities that lie before elected officials at the start of their five-year term."

Fedusa congratulated the IEC "for their careful planning and efficient service".

"IEC officials, staff and volunteers should be commended for their swift counting, capturing and validating of ballot results."

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