Premier-Elect Alan Winde has promised that change has finally come at 27 Wale Street, Winde has promised new faces in his cabinet and to keep government offices open till late at night.
The Premier-Elect revealed his top priorities during his first 100 days in office would be jobs, education and health, as well as ensuring safer public transport, and energy and water security.
Winde said he would include more young people into his government, at the same time hanging on to some of the institutional knowledge that came with long service to the public.
He said he wanted to make local government more accessible to ordinary people. “In order to cut red tape I will continue doing what I did in the past with First Thursdays,” he said.
The First Thursday initiative allows government offices to extend working hours from 5pm to 9pm on the first Thursday of every month.
Winde said he also wanted change in the management of policing.
“We have to have better partnerships with civil society. We need to look at our value systems if we are to curb gangsterism, corruption and general crime,” he said.
Winde says he plans to set key performance indicators for himself and the cabinet to help measure the progress in achieving the DA’s manifesto key service delivery objectives.