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Source: North West Provincial Government
Title: Molefe: End-of-year message
END-OF-YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER OF THE NORTH WEST, DR POPO
Fellow South Africans,
Our collective actions throughout the years have placed us in a
position where we can say without doubt that our province is now a
better place than it was at the time of our liberation in
On a daily basis and in all corners of our province evidence is
mounting that the goal of building a better life for all is now
firmly within reach. Indeed, we are on course.
Acting together, we have succeeded in expanding access to basis
services such as water, electricity and sanitation. We have also
succeeded in ensuring that more and more people are registered for
and do receive government social grants.
In addition, our attempts to create opportunities for economic
participation by those who were historically marginalized continue
to gather momentum. As we prepare to bid farewell to the year 2003
and the first decade of freedom, we can look back with pride on the
road we have travelled since 1994. We can be proud of the legacy we
I urge you to join the rest of South Africa as we begin to
celebration ten years of freedom and democracy in our
I wish to take this opportunity, on behalf of the provincial
government, to thank heartily all those patriots who have continued
to lend a hand towards the collective objective of building a
By taking part in campaigns such as Letsema they have made an
indelible contribution in the reconstruction and development of our
country. We are proud of their efforts.
Next year, as we will be ushering in the second decade of freedom,
we will continue to rely on collective action in order to find
appropriate responses he challenges we still face.
May we enter the year 2004 with renewed courage to work even harder
towards our common goal of building a better life for all. Let us
learn from our experiences of the past almost ten years of
democracy and build on the solid foundation we have laid.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Premier (North West Province)
Issued by: Office of the Premier, North West Provincial
15 December 2003