The efforts of the IFP to recruit new members is bearing fruit in many provinces with Mpumalanga Province leading the way.
“Since Tuesday we were visiting many places in Nelspruit where we have managed to get many new members taking membership. This is part of our week-long programme in Mpumalanga to drum up support as we are preparing for the 2016 local government elections. We want to get more support so that we can gain control of some municipalities in Mpumalanga. People are attracted to the IFP because of its long track record of good governance and respected leadership.
During this programme communities are addressed and people who take membership are presented with their membership cards. This will help in strengthening the party’s bond with its members,” said IFP National Chairperson, Mr Blessed Gwala.
“Wherever I go people tell me that they have been misled by promises of millions of jobs and a better life for all but those promises are short on detail and have never materialised. People are now fed up and that’s why they decided to join the IFP. People want to see government living up to its election promises to improve their lives. The better the information flow from bottom to top, the healthier is the decision-making process. Effective and honest leadership at grassroots level will ensure that people are well represented where decisions are being made in their interests,” continued Mr Gwala.
“Government should act fast to provide basic services to the people. Twenty years into democracy the majority of South Africans are fast becoming impatient with government’s failure to provide them with the basic services as guaranteed in the Constitution. Corruption and cadre deployment contribute to the increasing number of non-performing municipalities,” concluded Mr Gwala.
The IFP calls on all Mpumalanga residents, including those in other provinces, to vote for the IFP in the up-coming local government election.
Mr Blessed Gwala,
IFP National Chairperson, 078 290 5842
Mr Phendulani Biyase,
IFP Media Officer, 073 024 5675