50,000 Jobs For Uitenhage Youths? Truth Or Political Stunt


The Democratic Alliance (DA) did not only paint Uitenhage blue on Sunday, they also promised to create 50 000 new jobs in the city.

According to the party, it hopes to carry out this plan by creating 10000 new jobs every year.

It added that the mayoral office will also establish a youth advancement task team in order to realise this significant feat.

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Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate; Athol Trollip, who was spotted together with DA leader; Mmusi Maimane also promised to bring jobs to the doorsteps of youths in the area.

The programme will be launched as a government support agency for graduates as well as matriculant job seekers and would work hand in glove with the private sector.

“I will launch a youth advancement programme that will operate directly out of my office; which will focus on processing bursaries and apprenticeship requests. This way, we will lead the youth to the various companies,” Trollip said.

The DA, which appeared to have stuffed its promises to the brim; also told 200 supporters in the area that the party would launch a youth-friendly functional IPTS transport system.

Uitenhage Community Gets More Promises

In addition, Trollip disclosed that the opposition party also plans to extend its tentacles to others sectors such as housing, public transport and improved technological facilities.

“We will work diligently from August 4 to improve the quality of life in the human settlements by increasing housing opportunities; which will improve people’s chances of finding and keeping a job,” he said.

The party, which hopes to take over Nelson Mandela Bay after Wednesday’s elections is positive that people would soon create jobs rather look for jobs if elected.

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“I want the people of this community to become lawyers; doctors; teachers and business people because if our young people are not working; then we are making them vulnerable to drugs,” Maimane said.

Meanwhile, the ANC and its mammoth supporters in Nelson Mandela Bay have vowed to punch Trollip off the lane on August 3.