New agriculture MEC appointed

2015-09-23 06:00
OUPA KHOABANE, the newly appointed MEC for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

OUPA KHOABANE, the newly appointed MEC for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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OUPA KHOABANE has been appointed as the MEC for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

This follows the deployment of Msebenzi Zwane to the National Assembly and Jonas Ramokhoase to the Provincial Legislature as Chairperson of Committees.

Thabo Meeko, the ANC Free State Provincial Spokesperson, said the ANC pursues an ongoing programme of transformation to address the triple crisis of unemployment, poverty and underdevelopment.

“From time to time, the ANC undertakes a review of progress made and challenges inhibiting implementation of the elections manifesto (2014 to 2019).

“Part of the assessment is skills base availability in the ANC and their capability to implement the programme of transformation in these 22 years of a successful democratic rule.

“The ANC has built different skills capacities in line with its pillars of the struggle: economic transformation, the building of a strong and united ANC, international tasks and social transformation,” he said.

He said Khoabane joins the collective of the provincial executives, which, through the Operation Hlasela programme since 2009, has changed the lives of many in the province.

“Its key focus was to bring government closer to the people and consolidate all resources and maximize impact in specific areas.

“We wish to congratulate Khoabane, Zwane and Ramokhoase and are confident that this restructuring will reinforce the ANC to accelerate the people’s manifesto,” he said

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