Agang SA manifesto ‘economically viable’

Independent analysts have concluded that Agang SA’s manifesto and turnaround plan for the country are economically viable, the party said on Friday (25/04/2014).

The party said in a statement that analysts Ian Cruickshanks and Michelle Pingo de Abreu concluded that the aspects of the manifesto that could be costed would need R324,1 billion per year, or 30 percent more than the present budget.

However, this would be offset by efficiencies identified in the Agang SA’s manifesto.

Cruickshanks said: “… Agang SA’s approach is to use the existing budget differently and make different allocations to ensure its goals are met.”

As such, he believed that the party’s manifesto was achievable in terms of budget allocation.

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele said her party believed that the country’s wealth made imperatives such as free education possible.

“Among the efficiencies we will bring to government are cutting down on the number of government departments, particularly those that have brought no value to citizens.”

Savings achieved through cutting bureaucracy could be better used serving the public, said Ramphele.

“We do not need to create more national income to do this, just the political will, imagination, and determination to put the country and its citizens first,” she said. – Sapa

2 thoughts on “Agang SA manifesto ‘economically viable’

  • April 26, 2014 at 11:35 am
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    Agang might get 2% of the National vote! Why vote for a party that won’t have enough votes to really do anything? When Mamphele Ramphele joined the D.A. and then changed her mind only 24 hours later she was shown as a vacillating weak indecisive leader who is unfit for office!We already have weak leaders who don’t know when R246 million is spent upgrading their home’s. We need strong leadership by a leader who can set an example to everyone including politicians,civil servants and the youth!

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  • April 26, 2014 at 4:57 am
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    This is all well and good but you have to win over a very stoic mindset that prevails,others like the DA haven`t been convincing in my opinion in this lead up so it`s all in the air come the 7th!

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