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Last updated: 09 February 2012
FAWU Welcomes the Inspiring State of the Nation Address by State President JG Zuma
9 February 2012
The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) welcomes the inspiring State of the Nation (SotN) Address delivered by the State President JG Zuma as frank about current challenges, especially triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequalities, and as optimistic about the commitment and plans to deal with this as well as the tackling of the cancer of corruption, the poor service delivery, the slow pace of land reform, and the decaying or deficit infrastructure.
We particularly welcome the job creation being the focus of the massive infrastructure roll-out on both the social infrastructure and economic infrastructure to lay the basis for sustained economic growth alongside commitment to improved and expanded education and skills development.
We however, call on the central government to step up and expedite the formation of national procurement agency and to mount increased investigation of alleged corruption in various local municipalities, provincial administration and national departments before it is too late to arrest and reverse corruption and to address capacity-building for increased and improved service delivery to the poor communities.
As FAWU, we will cooperate with government and organized agriculture, as part of Green Paper engagement, in the finding of acceptable mechanism for a speedy land reform delivery and the transformation of ownership patterns in agriculture, with focus on the empowerment of the poor, farm dwellers and small-scale farmers.
Please call General Secretary Katishi Masemola on 082 467 2509 or Deputy General Secretary Moleko Phakedi on 082 492 5111 for more information.
FAWU General Secretary