Mathabatha outlines plans for Limpopo in SOPA

POLOKWANE – Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha outlined the plans for the province last week during the State of the Province address (SOPA) in Polokwane.

Mathabatha seemed concerned by the recent job losses in the province.
“As a nation, we are faced with the reality of an unfavourable economic outlook which impacts negatively on our developmental objectives. This reality is manifested by low growth rate, energy supply challenges and corruption which undermine sustainable development in our economy. 

The premier mentioned some of the projects he believed will improve the Limpopo economy.” We are implementing some of the major catalytic projects, which are aimed at stimulating economic growth and job creation. These projects include the Musina-Makhado SEZ, the proposed Tubatse SEZ, the revitalisation of the Industrial Parks, agricultural and several mining initiatives.”

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo said the Premier’s address was void of and understanding of the reality of what the people of Limpopo face every day:

“This week a child died because a bookshelf fell on top of him in a school library, yet no reference was made to the child or the school’s infrastructure crisis with a backlog of R20 billion;The Foot-and-Mouth (FMD) outbreak late last year crippled the country’s red meat industry for 3 months with dire long term consequences, with stakeholder losses tallying into billions of Rands. Yet, the Premier was silent on the issue, specifically the Department of Agriculture’s inability to effectively monitor FMD, said the DA’s party leader Jacques Smalle.

Smalle said they welcome the upgrades of the Mokopane Hospital to have the largest Trauma Centre, 
“It will be worthless if we do not have trained paramedics and well-equipped ambulances to transport patients there.  Polokwane hospital’s oncology department has a waiting list of 2 years for treatment. The one “cancer machine” that the premier boasts about in his address will hardly make any difference.”

Smalle said most issues highlighted by the Premier are repetition from previous years.

“The ever-elusive Limpopo Provincial Theatre still seems to be a pipe dream;The controversial Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been in the SOPA address for the last 3 years with very little known progress.”

Thapelo Motseo

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