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Residents urged to watch 2019 Eastern Cape State of the Province Address

Feb 15, 2019
Residents urged to watch 2019 Eastern Cape State of the Province Address

The Premier of the Eastern Cape, Phumulo Masualle, will be delivering his 2019 State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Friday at 10:00 at the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature in Bhisho.

"This is a platform for the Premier to account on the interventions made by the African National Congress (ANC) led government in dealing with service delivery challenges faced by the people of this province," said ANC Chief Whip in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Fundile Gade.

"The Premier will further address the public on the plans that Government has in place to develop the province where critical matters such as education, health, growing the economy and fighting crime are concerned."

Public viewing of the 2019 Eastern Cape State of the Province Address

The ANC Caucus has encouraged all communities to play their role as active citizens by watching the SOPA at the following Public Viewing Areas:

  1. Buffalo City Metro: Gompo Hall - Gompo
  2. Nelson Mandela Metro: Baps Madlakane Hall – Port Elizabeth
  3. Alfred Nzo District: Elubaleko Community Hall - Mount Ayliff
  4. Joe Gqabi District: Sonwabile Community Hall - Maclear
  5. Sara Baartman District:Klipplaat Community Hall - Klipplaat
  6. OR Tambo District: Lusikisiki College - Lusikisiki
  7. Chris Hani District: Cala Community Hall - Cala
  8. Amathole District: Ncumisa Kondlo Community Hall – Peddie

The 2019 Eastern Cape SOPA will also be broadcast live on the following alternative media platforms:

  1. Parliamentary Channel – DSTV Channel 408
  2. Bay TV – DSTV Channel 260
  3. Algoa FM

"The ANC Caucus encourages all citizens to use this opportunity and receive a first-hand account of the of the strides taken by the ANC led government towards the socio-economic development of the people of this province, as well as the plans that government has on building on such achievements."

'Eastern Cape - a broken province'

On Wednesday, Masualle's competition in the upcoming 2019 National and Provincial Elections, Nqaba Bhanga, of the Democratic Alliance (DA) presented what he called the true SOPA under African National Congress (ANC) governance.

"...every day it becomes more evident that the Eastern Cape is a broken province," Bhanga said.

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