The Plaaslike Besorgde Inwoners (PBI) political party has launched its manifesto in East London.

The party is contesting in the Eastern Cape and in the Western Cape in the upcoming general elections.

It has promised to provide housing for the destitute, jobs for the unemployed, amongst other things, should it be elected to power.

PBI President Virgil Gericke says, “We will heavily concentrate on the issue of empowerment because in this country, in these two provinces, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape we have not seen radical economic transformation as yet.

“In order to bring about radical economic transformation, it is imperative that we have representation on those platforms of government that we serve and provincial governments, so that we influence policy. It is not just about making noise, it is about influencing policy,” adds Gericke.