Bhisho - Developing the economy of the Eastern Cape by creating jobs; supporting small and medium enterprises; and youth entrepreneurship are some of the key areas Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane outlined during his State of the Province address on Friday.
Speaking at the Provincial Legislature in Bhisho, Mabuyane said the provincial government aimed to half the unemployment rate -- which was currently at 37 percent.
Mabuyane said the province would use its share of R1.1-billion stimulus package over three years to create projects that will enable job creation.
He said R339-million of this has been allocated for 16 projects that will be implemented in 2019/20 financial year.
Mabuyane said the details of these projects will be outlined by the provincial member of the executive council for finance, economic development, environmental affairs and tourism.