Zuma to open ANC council

2010-09-16 07:23

President Jacob Zuma will open the African National Congress’s national general council being held in Durban from Monday to Friday next week, ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said.

“The first day will be dedicated to the opening of the NGC and the political report by the president, which will be followed by an organisational report by the secretary-general and the financial report by the treasurer-general,” he said yesterday.

The second and the third days would be dedicated to commissions, which would critically engage with the discussion document and review the work of the ANC since its national conference in Polokwane in 2007.

The last day would be spent making reports to the plenary on work done in the commissions, said Mthembu.

He said there would be 60 business exhibition stalls at the Durban exhibition centre where business people could, in the mornings, interact with Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, National Planning Commission Minister Trevor Manuel, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

On the last day of the NGC, business people would be able to interact with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Describing the coming NGC as a political festival, Mthembu said it would be attended by 2000 ANC delegates from its branches, regions, provincial executive committees, national executive committee and leagues, and 800 invited guests from the ANC’s alliance partners and observers.

“I have had people phoning me and complaining to me that Durban is fully booked there is no where to sleep,” Mthembu joked.

He said the build-up to the NGC would include mini-rallies, delegates’ meetings and sectoral meetings addressed by ANC leaders in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mthembu said more than 300 journalists and technical staff had requested accreditation for the event.

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