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1999

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

UDM GETTING ITS DUCKS IN A ROW

MEDIA RELEASE ISSUED BY
CHAIRPERSON OF UDM STRATEGIC COMMITTEE

The UDM, with our 14 National Assembly members, is the biggest new party in Parliament. The UDMís first challenge was to get operational in a tough, new environment.
Following a think tank between MPís and supporting staff on 11 and 12 October 1999, a strategy committee was established. It consists of all MPís and relevant staff. It meets daily to plan strategy and implement decisions.
Since then the UDMís improved Parliamentary performance is there for all to see. A brief summary of our Parliamentary activities during the last month is enclosed. The UDMís act is coming together.

  •  Matter of Public Importance
    The UDM was granted a debate on a Matter of Public Importance regarding the high rate of road accidents.

  • Speakerís debate: Rape

  • UDM Interpellations Ė 2
    Education transport subsidy withdrawn, affecting 2 million school children
    Home Affairs progress report Local Government Elections.

  •  Motions Ė 27 drafted

  • Oral questions Ė 18 submitted

  • Written questions Ė 5 submitted

  •  Budget Adjustment Appropriations Ė 2 speeches, 12 questions
      For example, one question lead to an admission that Government has not provided Disaster Relieve for the Eastern Cape, in spite of promises to the contrary by the Minister of Welfare.

  •  Media Releases Ė 31

MANIFESTO DRIVEN ISSUES
In our election manifesto the UDM identified the following three issues that are important for all South Africans.

  • Job creation
    On the issue of job creation and economic affairs the UDM has produced in the past month:

  •  3 Motions

  •  3 Questions

  •  2 Speeches

  • 4 Media Releases

  • Civil Order
    On the issue of Civil Order the UDM has produced in the past month:

  • 6 Motions

  • 9 Questions

  • 1 Speech

  • 5 Media Releases

  • Clean Governance
    On the issue of Clean Governance the UDM has reacted specifically to the lack of co-ordination and productivity in Parliament. The UDM exposed corruption and inefficiency in Government as follows:

  • 6 Motions

  • 14 Questions

  •  1 Speech

  • 11 Media Releases

ENQUIRIES:
CEDRIC FROLICK
CHAIRPERSON OF UDM STRATEGIC COMMITTEE

19 NOVEMBER 1999

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