Sacp, Cosatu Call For Economic Changes At Upcoming Cabinet Lekgotla

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sacp cosatu call for economic changes at upcoming cabinet lekgotla

The African National Congresss (ANC) alliance partners, the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have called for the upcoming Cabinet lekgotla to discuss changes in the countrys economic trajectory.

The bi-annual meeting, which was initially scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday, has been moved to the weekend.

Eleven political parties that form part of the Government of National Unity (GNU) will set out the governments plan of action for the next five years.

The much-anticipated lekgotla scheduled to take place in Cape Town will host all signatories to the GNU. This is where the 11 political parties are expected to consolidate and adopt their policies.

Cosatu Parliamentary Coordinator Matthew Parks has pleaded for the newly-appointed Executive to get to work fast. What is critical for Cosatu, its affiliates and the workers, is for the GNU to hit the ground running. To make sure they accelerate the implementation of the ANCs election manifesto because we just do not simply have the time let alone the space for a honeymoon for government. We expect government to grow the economy, rebuild the state, deal with inequality and create decent jobs. Key to these is to give support to Eskom and end load shedding.