ANC lekgotla plans recruitment drive

2010-02-08 00:00

A TWO-DAY lekgotla of ANC leaders in KwaZulu-Natal ended with the adoption of a rigorous action plan that will see members of the party actively working in communities.

ANC provincial chairman Zweli Mkhize said the plan is two-pronged. One will see party members actively ensuring that government programmes are being implemented. The other will be aimed at consolidating the structures of the ANC and ensuring that the organisation works at branch level.

He said there will be an active drive for members, in keeping with the pledge made at the ANC national conference in Polokwane that the party recruits a million members by 2012, the year the ANC will hold its centenary celebrations.

Mkhize added that the recruitment drive will go hand in hand with a strengthened and structured programme of political education. “Our members will be inducted to understand the character, history, traditions and theoretical considerations that underpins the organisation,” he said.

The party is also accelerating its volunteer corps movement. Mkhize said every branch will have a corps of volunteers that will be the hands, legs, feet and eyes of the ANC. He added that this is the only way the party can make sure it stays in touch with people on the ground and it will help to become aware of and deal early with any tensions that may arise. “Without our people the ANC won’t exist,” Mkhize said.

He added that the second aspect of the action plan is an outline of how members will support government in its service delivery programme and to ensure that at all times the government is fully in touch with the concerns of communities.

Mkhize said the two days had deepened the unity among party members, the leagues and alliance partners.


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