Zuma 'clueless' about his 9-point plan - DA

Cape Town - The president is clueless about the nine points in his 9-point plan, David Maynier of the Democratic Alliance said in Parliament on Tuesday.

President Jacob Zuma was responding to questions in Parliament when he mentioned the 9-point plan as government’s way to deal with slow economic growth over the medium-term strategic framework.

Maynier, DA MP and the party’s spokesperson on finance, asked Zuma in a follow-up question to name the nine points in the plan.

Zuma, sidestepped the question, saying: "We’ve talked about it many times in this Parliament. The honourable speaker is very much aware of the 9-point plan we’ve talked about that. One of them is agriculture. There are many.”

READ: Zuma's 9-point plan to boost economy

The plan, which forms part of of the implementation of the National Development Plan, was announced by Zuma in his 2016 State of the Nation Address in February this year.

The priorities were:

1. Resolving the energy challenge;
2. Upping the agricultural value chain;
3. Beneficiation through adding value to mineral resources;
4. More effective implementation of higher impact industrial policy action plan;
5. Encouraging private sector investment;
6. Moderating work place conflict;
7. Unlocking the potential of SMMEs, cooperatives, townships and rural enterprises;
8. Reform of state-owned companies, broadband roll-out, water sanitation and transport infrastructure; and
9. Operation Phakisa which aims to grow the ocean economy - such as the shipping and storage of energy products.

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