CESA reiterates its call for a paradigm shift in governance – one that prioritises ‘action over promises’ post-SONA
9 February 2024: As the nation grapples with multifaceted challenges, the importance of collaboration and decisive action cannot be overstated. In response to State of the Nation address; Chris Campbell, CEO of the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), emphasises the imperative for tangible actions over rhetoric to bolster economic growth and address pressing issues faced by South Africans.
He acknowledged the strides made by various government initiatives as highlighted during SONA. “CESA commends the government’s commitment to professionalising the public service, a crucial step towards building an effective state and combating corruption, patronage, and inefficiency. Additionally, CESA recognises the significance of improving the energy, ports, and rail infrastructure, as well as modernising logistics systems.”
Further, the introduction of new funding mechanisms to drive infrastructure development is a positive step towards addressing critical infrastructure needs. “Moreover, CESA applauds the focus on fostering the growth of the renewable energy sector, which aligns with sustainable development goals and enhances energy security for the nation.”
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