Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi says his administration is decided to place Gauteng on the trail to prosperity.
He says the Gauteng authorities stays centered on accelerating financial development, combating crime and enhancing the residing situations of individuals in townships, casual settlements and hostels.
Lesufi was delivering the State of the Province Address on the Johannesburg Metropolis Corridor within the CBD.
He has acknowledged the risk that organised crime poses to the province.
Lesufi has additionally promised free WI-FI for townships.
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In the meantime, Lesufi has once more confirmed that E- tolls within the province have been completely scrapped.
Gauteng is to pay 30 p.c of SANRAL’s debt regarding e-tolls.
Nationwide authorities can pay the remaining. Lesufi says an announcement from related ministers on the controversial E-toll system is imminent.
The Premier says they’re looking for center floor on the debt reimbursement technique.
“We’re happy to announce that E-tolls have been scrapped completely in our province. Along with the minister of finance and transport, we are going to make a joint announcement on this regard along with the nationwide authorities. We’re all on the verge of agreeing on all issues that can lastly enable us to gazette the switching off of gantries, most significantly to agree on the debt reimbursement strategies and cash collected from paying prospects in addition to cash not collected from non-paying prospects. We’re of a robust view, this chapter, this a part of historical past in our province will now be lastly buried.”
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