Newly elected ANC national deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte will deliver a keynote address at the ANC’s provincial January 8 celebrations which will be held at NUI Stadium in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, tomorrow.
This year the ANC is celebrating 101 years after it was formed in Bloemfontein in 1912.
ANC provincial communications officer, Pindile Miza, said mobilisation of Port Elizabeth community members to be part of the celebrations started earlier this week.
“These celebrations are a follow up from the national celebrations that took place in Durban on January 12,” said Miza.
These celebrations are important because the ANC outlines the key focus areas of service delivery for the year 2013.
“We therefore call upon the members of the ANC and all sectors of the public to attend the provincial celebrations. We must all work together to make sure that 2013 is the year to improve and accelerate from 2012 gains.”
He said transport to local and nearby areas in the Port Elizabeth area would be available for those interested to go to the stadium. The provincial ANC will also be launching its book chronicling the 100-year history of the ANC in the Eastern Cape.
The launch will take place this evening at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Meanwhile Cope “leader” Mbazima Shilowa will be the main speaker at University of Fort Hare in Alice tomorrow when the party will be holding its provincial summit.
Cope provincial spokesperson Nkosifikile Gqomo said the summit would look into assessment and evaluation of the work done through the party’s Community Service Work Programme which was launched early 2012.
“We will also conduct an in-depth analysis of strength, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges facing the party in this current political dispensation,” Gqomo said.
Both the ANC and Cope gatherings start at 10am in their respective venues.