WC Finance MEC determined to create jobs and grow the economy of the province

MEC of Finance in the Western Cape, Dr Ivan Meyer says growing the economy of the province and creating jobs is the key priority at the moment.

The Western Cape Government tabled its R59 billion budget for the 2017 financial year on Tuesday.

When I tabled my budget I tabled it under the theme "The budget for the people, the budget for growth and the budget for prosperity.

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC of Finance in the Western Cape

That is the mandate the voters gave us and we have to deliver on that mandate...

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC of Finance in the Western Cape

Meyer says over the next three years, R28 billion will go towards infrastructure development in specific spaces that will benefit small businesses and sub-contractors.

He says R30 million will also be set aside to assist reduce the bureaucracy which frustrates small businesses.

We do not want these businesses to face red tape, we need to create jobs and grow the economy.

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC of Finance in the Western Cape

To hear more on the Western Cape Budget, please listen below:

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