ANC wants presidency at centre of budget

The ANC wants the presidency to be the “strategic centre of power” in the government‚ controlling policy direction and resource allocation.

This is according to its policy chief Jeff Radebe‚ who addressed the media on Sunday at the launch of the party’s policy discussion documents.

Minister in the presidency Jeff Radebe

There is an intense battle under way in the government over the power of the Treasury to determine priorities for the allocation of resources. At the ANC’s January lekgotla‚ President Jacob Zuma complained that the Treasury was an obstacle to its radical economic transformation agenda.

The discussion documents will be distributed to party structures and refined at an ANC policy conference in June. Final decisions on policy will be taken at the party’s national elective conference in December.

Radebe said there was a proposal for “the presidency to be strengthened as the strategic centre of power in the state”‚ to drive the National Development Plan (NDP)‚ policy‚ resource allocation and enforcement.

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