2013 elections won't save SD'
MBABANE – Sive Siyinqaba National Movement, also known as Sibahle Sinje, yesterday issued a prognosis on the current Tinkhundla system of government; that it ‘will completely collapse’ next year.
The organisation, which has all along been viewed by many political observers as pro-Tinkhundla, says the system will crumble after the 2013 General Elections.
In a statement issued by Chairman Musa Nkhambule, Sive Siyinqaba called on the current government leadership to step down and allow a new government to take over.
"Sive Siyinqaba laments the continued mismanagement of our political, social and economic affairs. For a country to be on a downward spiral trend with no hope of return can only mean that the situation we are faced with has become more complex than those managing or leading the government.
"It is time government accepts that it has failed and it’s time for new drivers of the system. We believe strongly that the capacity of government to govern has hit a ceiling and that we should forget about getting solutions from the current government," reads the statement in part.
Eight ‘major areas of concern’ were outlined by the political movement as proof that the current system was in ‘intensive care’ and ‘has hit the ceiling’.
The first area of concern is that "no effort has been made to resolve the ills facing the judicial system" and, secondly, ‘that in most of the Millennium Development Goals indicators, we are still going down with no hope in sight for improvement’.
Thirdly, Sive Siyinqaba referred to the relations between labour organi-sations and government, which it said were at the lowest and with no hope of government capacity to offer a solution save to resort to violence and oppression.
As the fourth area of concern, Sive Siyinqaba pointed at the issue of the Manzini Bus Rank, which it said government had failed to resolve for years. "…hence we say time has come for government to consider a public private partnership as an option for a long term solution," continued Sive Siyinqaba.
Fifthly, the organisation said it had observed that the relationship between government and civil servants, including teachers and nurses, was a mess and a potential for national disaster.
Another concern is that, "the fiscal crisis is worsening with a useless economic recovery strategy that hardly talks to the real issues causing the crisis such as the political system which consistently usher in a new government system that has failed to deliver for so many years, government still refusing to liberalise the private sector and get out of business and creating a conducive environment for business.
"The MTM/SPTC saga is a real soap opera for a government that has a very confused private sector strategy let alone an economic recovery strategy."
The continued worsening of social services with no solution in sight was the seventh concern noted by Sive Siyinqaba.
Please do not forget the schorlarship issue on this column, the gorvernment has indeed failed the country without failure...which country looks down upon education that 700 of deserving prospective students be shun the opportunity of furthering their education, kwati bani? some of them would have able to pay the varsity fees themselves, but no!! even those studets who were denied scholarships this academic year are in a dillemma as to where they will find funds to pay for the next coming academic year...I also feel they should give others a chance to make mistakes just like they did, kona sesiyabonga shem!!
May 23, 2012, 1:11 PM, siboniso mavuso (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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