Kaya News Reporter
The ANC has vowed to create 150 000 jobs in Johannesburg should the party win the city in the local government elections on 1 November.
Speaking to News24 political editor Qaanitah Hunter in an elections Town Hall debate, regional secretary for the party Dada Morero said voters should trust the ANC will deliver on its promise.
He added that 150 000 jobs would be created through programmes such as the [email protected] initiative which employed 5 000 people through bakery start-ups.
According to Morero, these programmes were halted under the DA’s rule of the city in 2016.
The initiative was ridiculed by former City of Johannesburg mayor, and ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba, calling the ANC’s plans for job creation “another corruption scheme.”
With the DA, ANC as well as the EFF all focusing their efforts to lure Johannesburg votes, the political race is on.
ANC will take over supply of electricity in Soweto
Apart from job creation the ANC promised that the city’s electricity crisis in parts of Soweto will be a thing of the past.
The ANC plans to take over the supply of electricity to Soweto and solve the issues residents face with power supply disruptions.
Soweto owes billions in unpaid electricity bills and Morero said it’s a matter that can be easily resolved by convincing residents to install electricity meters.
Adding that the party is looking into a solution of mixed energy supply to deal with demand.
Meanwhile, the EFF regional secretary, Muzi Tshabalala said the ANC cannot be trusted with electricity matters due to their failure to eradicate loadshedding.
This was the second town hall debate that was held in the build-up to election day.