Citizen Empowerment and Development Agency calls for integrated citizen empowerment

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter
11.05.2008 2:05:02 P

The Citizen Empowerment and Development Agency (CEDA), leapt to the defence of government stance clamouring for the public sector to aggressively support local businesses but warned that the country has to take a much more bold move to ensure that a meaningful economic citizen empowerment exercise takes place.

Thapelo Matsheka, chief executive officer of CEDA, said they take government’s directive “positively” but for a meaningful citizen empowerment to take place, the private sector also needs to play its role.
“We think that for citizen empowerment to take place, it will take both public and private sector’s involvement in their procurement exercises. Right now, a lot of decisions (in big companies) are still being done from South Africa in terms of procurement,” he said.

“For this course to move forward, we need a [continue reading]



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