United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa has promised to improve infrastructure and create more jobs if his party is voted into power in King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality in Mthatha.
Holomisa was speaking during an election campaign in Mpheko village. He says all problems will be tackled if his party is given an opportunity to run the municipality. “If we were to ascend to power in the KSD, the important thing is to look at the infrastructure of KSD and also to check whether there is adequate funding from the government. Currently it looks like the infrastructure of Mthatha particularly, Mqanduli and Coffee Bay is collapsing and therefore we need to make sure that this region is turned into a tourism mecca because we have Coffee Bay, we have Hole in the Wall but the roads going to that area need to be upgraded a bit.”
He says his party has fielded candidates to contest local and district municipalities as well as metros.
“ We are also looking forward to areas like Port St Johns , Mbashe , Nelson Mandela Metro I have no doubt that we will do much better in those areas, and also around Lusikisiksi and Flagsatff areas . In other parts of the country in Gauteng we are standing, we are fielding candidates, in Limpopo we are fielding candidates, in North West we are fielding candidates, in Kwazulu-Natal as well as Western Cape, and we are fairly spread.”
Some young people in this village believe that UDM is the only party that will change the lives of the rural people. “I will vote for UDM because change is here and our parents were promised that houses will be built for them under the leadership of UDM so we are going to vote for UDM.”
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