Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
South African President Zuma pledges to be people's president
+ -
09:04, August 07, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 South African parties making tentative seat predictions
 South African leaders arrive in Zimbabwe for new round of inter-party talks
 Chinese, South African FMs vow to further friendly ties
 South African xenophobia shelters to be dismantled
 South African addicts reportedly turn to AIDS medication to get high
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to be a hands-on head of state who engages with the people of the country, the South African Press Association reported on Thursday.

"Let me reiterate that I will, we will, always be a government of the people, by the people and for the people," he told a National Press Club briefing in Pretoria on Thursday.

"I will always make time to visit communities as I did during the election campaign," he said.

Zuma said that while service delivery protests had broken out over the last couple of months, South Africans should not be surprised.

"Every year around this time it is negotiating season, and in the majority of situations strikes emerge out of the disagreement and deadlocking."

"It happens all the time. I don't think we should be surprised every time it happens every year," he said.

Zuma reminded media that in his state of the nation address, he said the government would be interactive and effective.

The finalization of the framework to improve service delivery in Front line offices would be tabled before Cabinet for final endorsement by December of this year, he said.

This would be people-centered and would include measures such as the wearing of name tags, effective signage and queue management.

He said the presidential hotline and a public liaison service would be available to the public from September 1 this year.

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
80 pct of netizens agree China should punish Facebook
LA police: Michael Jackson death may have been 'homicide'
Chinese netizens call for punishing Turkey
Al-Qaida threatens Chinese abroad
Public angered by Turkish PM's 'genocide' accusation

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90855/6721446.pdf