GOOD party plans to fix the Eastern Cape
It’s just three months and 11 days old, but the GOOD party is confident it can fix the Eastern Cape and South Africa.
The party led by former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille wants to split Eskom in two and make renewable energy accessible to all.
The GOOD movement has also promised to increase social grants annually in line with the rate of inflation.
These were some of the plans that GOOD Eastern Cape premier candidate Celeste Domingo unpacked as part of the party’s offering for the May 8 elections.
Other priority areas for the party include fixing social, economic, spatial and environmental injustices.
Domingo was speaking at the official Eastern Cape launch in Malabar, Port Elizabeth, on Saturday.
Domingo, a veteran in local government, said they had been conducting interviews with people at municipalities and hospitals.
“What we have found is very true and very relevant. We have interviewed doctors and patients as recent as last week.
“The Eastern Cape has huge potential, it has many opportunities but it is constrained by corruption and cadre deployment.
“We must start by having a clean government and end corruption,” she said.
“We need to stand together, put our minds together and get off this dangerous course that we are on.”
Domingo said while there were major challenges facing the country, they could be solved and GOOD had a plan.
“GOOD has proven solutions to fix these problems and we have proof of this,” Domingo said.
“We are a party for all South Africans. People who support the idea that when good people do nothing, corruption and all evil things triumph. We have got to mobilise all good people,” De Lille said.
She said so far South Africans had not disappointed her and were coming out in their numbers to show their support for her new party.
Domingo was the party’s preferred candidate as she was familiar with the challenges facing the Eastern Cape, especially in government...