NELSON RAMODIKE, MP AND RONALD NYAKANE, MP
UDM PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM NORTHERN PROVINCE
ANC government in the Northern Province is failing dismally in every sphere of
governance. The phone lines of the complete provincial government, with the
exception of the Department of Education, has been cut by Telkom due to unpaid
bills amounting to R39 million! Meanwhile, Eskom has also cut its services to
numerous Northern Province departments, resulting amongst others, in the
suspension of potable water to 300 000 people!
The ANC government of the province seems hell-bent on destroying what little
benefit the people of the province have received since the advent of democracy.
Criticism of the ANC's complete and utter lack of responsibility toward the
people of the province fall on deaf ears. Ironically, the people cannot phone to
complain anymore, since even the Premier's Office phones have been disconnected!
The continued maladministration of Northern Province is unacceptable. How can
the poorest province, with the most desperate need for delivery, be left to
flounder like this? We call on the Minister of Provincial and Local Government
to intervene immediately, and, if necessary, invoke the Constitutional clause
that enables National Government to take over the administration of a province
where that provincial government fails to fulfil its constitutional duty to the
Nelson Ramodike, MP (Member of the National Assembly)
Ronald Nyakane, MP (Member of the National Council of Provinces)
08 June 2000