Minister Nathi Nhleko’s recent broken promise to deploy the army into PE’s Northern Areas is final confirmation of the total disregard that the ANC in National, Provincial and Local government has for the people of this forgotten community. The ANC at all levels of government continue to break promises to the people of PE, because they have given up fighting for safer communities.
On the 18th February 2016, I wrote to Minister Nhleko and asked for the introduction of a third police station in Helenvale, immediate attention to the vehicle fleet to ensure that 100% of all vehicles are operational and for the recruitment of additional officers. Days later Nhleko visited the Bay, and made promises which he has now broken.
While more than seven people have died as a result of gang-related shootings in the last two weeks alone the ANC National Government has done nothing but break its promises, and has instead launched slogans such as “Visible Policing”.
In the Bay, the local ANC government has for 10 years broken its promises to protect our vulnerable communities with a Metro Police Force. Instead, a Metro Police Chief continues to earn over R1 million a year without a single officer on the beat. Another Metro Police launch deadline is fast approaching, and the delays simply cannot continue.
The DA is ready to govern in Nelson Mandela Bay. Honest governance under the DA is a non-negotiable, where promises are kept, services are delivered and our people are safe.
Battling a broken education system, rampant unemployment, non-existent service delivery and a massive crime and gangsterism problem, the people of PE’s Northern Areas need a government that keeps its word.
With 9 days to go until the final registration weekend taking place on the 9th and 10th April, every single eligible voter needs to register so that we can vote for change that rejects the ANC’s broken promises and finally delivers change in the Bay.
The ANC has been promising to deliver for decades. A Metro Police Service has been on the Metro’s to-do list since 2006; improving the education system has been on the provincial government agenda for years and now National Police Minister Nhleko has failed to follow through on his promise to protect residents against surging levels of gangsterism.
The DA has presented a Safe City plan for NMB which we will deliver in government; the Metro Police will be robust and effective and closely monitored, overgrown bushes will be cut back, street lights will be fixed and faulty closed circuit cameras will be refurbished.
The DA is ready to govern Nelson Mandela Bay, for the benefit of the safety of all people in our beautiful Metro.
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