Public invited to participate in Gauteng 2055 vision
Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane has invited residents to play their part in shaping the province by making suggestions about its vision for 2055.
"The Freedom Charter states that the people shall govern. It is in this regard that we give our people the opportunity to advise us on the kind of province they want to live in," Mokonyane said in a statement.
"Their input is extremely valuable as we build an equitable, prosperous and united Gauteng City-Region by 2055."
The G2055 Vision discussion document is a draft provincial blue-print detailing areas of development and investment for Gauteng leading up to 2055.
The Gauteng Planning Commission will drive a public participation programme across the province.
"We want everyone living in or from Gauteng to be part of this process and make their voice heard," said Mokonyane.
"By presenting statistics of delivery alone, we run the risk of conveying a message that 'delivery' is the sole responsibility of government... I would like to encourage all people to take part in this vision and assist us in shaping a better future for all."
Mokonyane said the long-term plan built on an existing foundation of service delivery in the province.
The discussion document was available online and people were encouraged to leave their comments and suggestions on, among others, Twitter and Facebook.