Cabinet Lekgotla to target Eskom, unemployment, poverty

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Jeff Radebe. Picture: GCIS

The country’s electricity crisis, unemployment and poverty are among the topics that will be discussed at the mid-year Cabinet Lekgotla this week.

President Jacob Zuma has called for the meeting to look at the progress that has been made since the adoption of the medium term strategy framework which was adopted by government last year.

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, yesterday said the Lekgotla will be held in Pretoria all week, with the exception on Thursday when a special sitting of Parliament will take place.

Radebe said the sitting will see several presentations made by ministers, deputy ministers and senior officials.

“This will allow them the opportunity to report back on major strides we are making in order to deal with this triangle of unemployment, poverty and inequality in South Africa.”

He said the presentations will start with the progress government has made since implementing the medium term strategic framework and the national infrastructure program.

“Issues around the nine-point-plan, with particular reference to how we can crowd in the private sector, benification, the oceans economy, tourism, transport infrastructure as well as issues around our national security plan will be discussed.”

Ramaphosa also mentioned the country’s energy crises.

“We’ve got the next four days of cabinet at the end of which we will be able to indicate to the country what strides we are making. We are on-top of the situation in order to address all challenges that our country is facing.”

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