Implementation should be at core of Zuma’s address

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address should focus on implementation policies and programmes that have been agreed to, Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Wednesday.

“In President Zuma’s third year in office, 2012 must be a year of ‘game change’ for implementation. Business expects the address to give a comprehensive platform on which business, government, labour and community can continue to position South Africa on a higher, more inclusive and job-rich growth path – and expediting what has been agreed in programmes such as the New Growth Path and the National Development Plan,” said Busa.

President Zuma will deliver the State of the Nation Address in Parliament tomorrow evening.

Busa said it hoped the overall message of the address will underpin investor confidence and the role of business in order to strengthen economic recovery and promote growth. It also hoped that the address will throw its weight behind strengthening an entrepreneurial culture.

“The prioritisation of job creation, poverty reduction, education, economic transformation, infrastructural development and growth must be invested with a new sense of urgency. We believe it is in small business that the greatest potential lies for realising South Africa’s employment targets,” it said.

The address will be delivered at 7pm and broadcast live on SABC television and radio and streamed on www.info.gov.za. – BuaNews