With the state of the nation address finished and dusted off, provinces across the country are gearing up to report on where they stand on service delivery and economic growth.
On February 21, the Gauteng Provincial Legislative Assembly (GPL) will host its State of the Province Address (Sopa) at the Brixton Multipurpose Centre. According to the GPL, the event marks the opening of the Provincial Parliament.
The Provincial Leader of the Province, Premier David Makhura, will deliver an address to members of the Provincial Executive, including the President, Vice President and Secretary under the theme, Following up on our commitment to the people of Gauteng.
The LPG said it was committed to working with the people of Gauteng to build a better province and Sopa will give the Prime Minister the opportunity to reveal the visions and plans in place this year to move Gauteng forward.
The Prime Minister’s address will cover the political and socio-economic state of the province as well as the Gauteng Government’s service delivery commitments for the coming year.
At Sopa 2021, Makhura pledged to focus on reviving the provincial economy after the Covid-19 lockdown, improving education and health standards, reducing crime, protecting the vulnerable urban poverty and hunger and to improve the quality of life of residents through the provision of services.
One of the main topics of discussion in last year’s speech was the mission to become the cannabis capital of the country by becoming the leader in the development of cannabis in health and pharmaceutical products as a means of stimulating economic growth and Development.
Metro police and police would be present throughout the day to ensure public order was maintained. Roads around Brixton’s multi-use center would be closed and Tube Police would provide details of which specific roads would be affected closer to the time.
Gauteng’s Sopa 2022 will be streamed live on GPL’s social media pages and on the Parliamentary Channel on DSTV.
Facebook, Gauteng Provincial Legislative Assembly
YouTube, Gauteng Provincial Legislative Assembly
DSTV, Channel 408
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