ANC EC Provincial Working Committee met today

Issued by the Office of the ANC EC Provincial Secretary

The Ordinary PWC sat today in Calata House, King Williams Town. Our responsibility is to implement PEC Resolutions and run the programs of the ANC and report back to the PEC.

Today we engaged on a number of organisational matters;

The meeting started by observing the moment of silence for the lives lost in two accidents over the weekend. It also raised its heartfelt condolences to families that lost their loved ones. The PWC commended Eastern Cape Governments response to the tragedy. It helped families to ease the pain. The ANC is in pain with the families during this difficult time.

1. PWC Visit to Regions

The PWC acknowledged that the program of visiting regions is yielding necessary outcomes. The PEC mandated the PWC to engage and share with branches our experiences and challenges leading the affairs of the organisation in the province and get the first hand information about what is happening in each branch than to rely on written reports to the PEC. We are now able to have depth understanding of the state of the organisation at the ground level in each and every branch and local level of the leagues, alliance and every sector of the society.

Our analysis then informs us that as much as we have an organisation at that level, branches exist, we do have serious challenges that needs our undevided attention. Collective capacity, maturity and ability of branches to deal with matter of communities at that level is lacking, as a result we have more unhappiness from the people, we must admit. We resolved that the PEC must be more visible and work close with regions, in all regions. Nelson Mandela Metro and OR Tambo regions are our priority.

We note that the ward delimitation process has been finalised by demarcation board in relation to the new wards for the preparation of 2016 local government local election. We are now going to start realignment of our affected structures to get ready for elections.

The PWC notes that very few of struggle icons the ANC is celebrating, OR Tambo is one of the ANC Stalwart that his life is less celebrated. We agreed to identify more of our unsung heros and heroines, like Dr. Nombe and look at more other ways to celebrate their lives as a province.

We also dealt with reports from PEC Subcommittees;

1. We received progress report on the implementation of DSG Cde Jessie Dwarte report, we are happy about the progress made, however we note that some people are still not happy but we will continues to engage branches, it is not our report, ours is to implement it. We want to take OR Tambo to its regional conference mid September. We are going down to OR Tambo as PEC to help it finalise its preparations. All outstanding Bi-Annual General Meetings must sit. Our intention is to allow all branches and help the region to go to their conference with all branches that passed audit.

2. Repatriation and Re-burial

We are happy with the work of the subcommittee and the department of Arts, Sports & Culture, we welcome the feed back we get from families about the work we are doing. There are still many families who are requesting repatriation of their people and we will not stop. We will soon be starting to respond to the Mini family request to repatriate Vuyisile Mini.

We note the continued challenges faced by the ANCYL, noting the unsuccessful PGC in Alice Fort Hare University, we still to get a report.

END

This statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Provincial Secretary, Cde Oscar Mabuyane.

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