Cape Town - The DA premier candidate for the Western Cape, Alan Winde on Monday said the party needed to register voters in the province to ensure that the ANC and the EFF are kept out of power in the province.
“At the end of this week, we have a very important registration weekend and we need people of the Western Cape to register, this is very important for this province," said Winde.
"We need to register our voters of this province to make sure we keep the ANC and the EFF out. They are desperate to take this province back or away from us and we need to make sure that we keep it.”
Winde, along with the Western Cape deputy leader, Albert Fritz, and other DA public representatives briefed the media at the Western Cape provincial legislature after plugging the party’s registration posters on Wale Street in Cape Town.
He said that voters have "power in their hands" to decide on who their government was going forward.
“We need voters to understand that the power is in their hands, that the voters understand that they are able to make a decision on who their government is going forward, and then we want to say that this will be the Democratic Alliance moving in to a third term in this province,” Winde said.
"Don’t allow the ANC and EFF to take control of the Western Cape. Register to vote for a better future this weekend at your nearest voting station from 8 am until 5 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Only the DA can keep making progress in the Western Cape."
He also outlined DA’s service delivery record in the province as well as what needed to be done to ensure that the party could keep making
“We spend our time in the first term dealing with corruption, we spent our first term in office making sure that we put legislation in place to make it illegal for government employees to do business with the government," said Winde.
"We reviewed and relooked at the ministerial handbook, we made sure that our money was spent where it had to be spent according to the plans that we had put in place and the promises that we had made to the people of this province.
"Governance was the main focus of that term, I think the record speaks for itself.”
He said when Western Cape voters re-elected the DA in 2014, the party prioritised schools, hospitals, and basic services, he added.
“We then moved to the second term, and the second term was about delivery. We said now we got governance in place and now we need to start spending money where it needs to go.
"So the money went into the building of schools, hospitals, ambulance stations, clinics, libraries, housing, social net in protecting the people of this province."
Winde, however, admitted there was still a long way to go. He said the DA was making vital progress, because it worked hard to keep promises, ensuring that every rand that paid for services was invested back into communities through the provision of quality services to all residents.
“Over the next five years, our plan will be to build on the progress we have made by continuing to keep corruption out, working hard to grow the economy so more people can have fair access to real, long-term jobs, and to do everything we can to speed up the delivery of services.
"In addition, we plan to deal with the two remaining pieces of the ANC’s failed legacy in the Western Cape, crime that is out of control and the failing rail service.”
African News Agency (ANA)