DA: Joburg had a disastrous 2012

2013-05-08 13:06

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Johannesburg - Under Mayor Parks Tau's administration, the City of Johannesburg had a disastrous 2012, the Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday.

"Mayor Tau will undoubtedly attempt to paint a picture of success in achieving outcomes and meeting targets in Johannesburg over the last year," said spokesperson Mmusi Maimane in a statement.

"[But] our most pressing challenges - poverty, unemployment, and the delivery of basic services - are not being adequately addressed."

Tau is scheduled to deliver his annual state-of-the-city address on Thursday.

Maimane said the city failed to reach 89% of its own service delivery objectives last year.

"We have repeatedly asked for the mayor to clarify what targets have been met, and which ones have not been met. This has not been done yet and an explanation is needed."

Maimane said Tau should prioritise six main issues - job creation and economic growth, safety and security, infrastructure development, the billing crisis, housing, and corruption.
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