Action SA president Herman Mashaba says revitalizing the economy and infrastructure of the North West is his party’s key priority. Mashaba says the province is on the brink of collapse and needs urgent intervention.
This emerged during the launch of the party’s #letsfixnorthwest campaign held in Mahikeng on Saturday.
Mashaba was flanked by his national leadership and provincial delegates led by Kgosi Kwena Mangope, and local chiefs from villages around Mahikeng. Supporters of Action SA singing songs of liberation.
Mashaba says his party intends to provide adequate service delivery and restore the province to its former glory.
“The failures that we have experienced in the past 27 years or 28 years, we need to rebuild and rebuild as a matter of urgency. We look at all these factories in Mogwase and other places all over former Bophuthatswana, we need those factories so that our people can find employment opportunities. The SMMEs are today run by foreign nationals who we don’t know how they came into our country, these opportunities must be given to our people so that we can have our pride back.”
The Man of the moment, @Action4SA North West Chairman, Kgosi @KwenaMangope.
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Provincial leader Kgosi Kwena Mangope says his intention is to identify projects in communities to create job opportunities.
“We are going to identify projects region by region and those projects will be region-specific and those projects will address the specific needs of that particular community and we can only do that by inviting community members to identify those projects so that together we build the local economy.”
Some supporters who attended the launch of the party in the province say they believe that Action SA will bring about change.
“Let it be that we put our south African first by making sure that we secure, we safeguard the microeconomic space that is the change I am anticipating to see.”
“I am just waiting to get right water and roads because we have no roads and water.”
“He is the man of integrity that’s what makes me follow him because I have worked for him and I worked with him. He is the man of integrity.”
Mashaba says he is confident that his party will have made huge strides in the North West come 2024 national elections.