2010 year of action - Mokonyane

2010-02-22 13:40

Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday vowed that 2010 was the year of action for the province.

“It is the year for all of us to work together to speed up service delivery. Our people cannot wait any longer,” she said today in her state of the province address in Johannesburg.

Mokonyane said education was the province’s top priority.

“Providing high quality education to our people, especially children will lay a solid foundation to secure a better future for all.”

She said the Gauteng leadership had set itself a target of an 80 percent matric pass rate by 2014.

On other issues, she said there were committees to provide better health care, curb unemployment, fight crime and improve basic service delivery like refuse, water and electricity.

She called on the people of Gauteng to work together with the government to ensure that 2010 World Cup visitors had a pleasant stay in the province.

Just before delivering her address, Mokonyane was welcomed by members of the Gauteng legislature loudly blowing on vuvuzelas, the horn traditionally used at South African soccer matches.

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