The National Development Plan (NDP) is not dead, is being implemented, and is “in action and alive”, Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Buti Manamela said.
“We are aware that some people are of the perception that the NDP is gathering dust, but we take part of the responsibility for this and believe this was partly due to the lack of energetic communication … this is something we are here to correct today,” he told reporters during yesterday’s launch of the brand identity of the NDP in Pretoria.
Manamela said the NDP belonged to all South Africans and so did the new look of the NDP. He encouraged everybody to use the new look and keep it alive.
The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and chairperson of the NDP Jeff Radebe affirmed the existence of the NDP, which came into being in 2012.
“Every South African has to play their part in implementing the National Development Plan, our Vision 2030.”
He said the plan was working but “obviously, like any plan” faced challenges. “South Africans must use the new NDP brand identity together to build a truly democratic, united, nonsexist, nonracial and prosperous South Africa,” Radebe said.