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De Lille calls on leaders to 'rise above' political differences - #SONA2019

20 June 2019 4:41 PM
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The minister of public works spoke to Africa Melane ahead of Thursday's State of The Nation Address in Cape Town.

Former mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille has called for the country's leaders to "rise above" their political difference for the good of its citizens.

The Good Party leader, who was recently appointed Minister of Public Works, was speaking ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's third state of the nation address for 2019.

It is our duty as leaders in this country to rise above our political differences and put the people of this country first.

Patricia de Lille, Minister of Public Works

As the head of the Department of Public Works, De Lille is the custodian and portfolio manager of national government’s immovable assets.

So will she be petitioning Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for an increased budget for her department?

Certainly not, We have to try and run a more efficient government, a more lean government with less money, because we have to put all the resources at our disposal into making sure that we contribute towards economic growth.

Patricia de Lille, Minister of Public Works

The Good Party leader says when it comes to kick-starting the country's sluggish economy it is up to the government to lead by example.

I must see how I can use state-owned buildings and state-owned land to make a contribution to the economy.

Patricia de Lille, Minister of Public Works

The minister also spoke of her department having cut the cost of Thursday's SONA from R2.3m to R500,000 in line with government's austerity measures.

Listen as de Lille explains what she'd like to hear from the President's SONA:


20 June 2019 4:41 PM
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