PYA will go to the Treasury to demand the resignation of Tito Mboweni
Johannesburg – The Progressive Youth Alliance plans to march to the offices of the National Treasury to demand the resignation of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for what it calls the “neoliberal austerity stance”.
The PYA consists of the youth alliance structure of the ANC, such as the ANC Youth League, Sasco, the Communist Youth League and the Young Workers of Cosatu, among others.
The PYA said its march would present “demands and discontent among young people in general about the Treasury and its neoliberal program.”
Among the issues of concern that are on the agenda are the financing of free education, the introduction of wealth tax, the removal of Tito Mboweni, the financing of businesses for young people, the introduction of a basic income allowance and other issues.
Communist Youth League spokesperson Dloze Matooane said the march aimed to highlight the serious concerns of young people.
“We are also asking for the dismissal, the voluntary resignation of Minister Tito Mboweni. We believe that he has exceeded the duration of his reception and that the institutions he heads continue to massacre young people.
“He implemented all the instructions of the IMF (International Monetary Fund). The reduction in spending for state-owned enterprises (state-owned enterprises) and the reduction in expenditures for bankrupt state-owned enterprises is a matter of concern. We want development and we demand it, ”said Matooane.
The group is also calling on older politicians to make room for the younger generation.
“We say that for the next election, we advocate that people over the age of 65 do not continue to serve and must return home.
“It is irrational that we have a situation where certain politicians are allowed to serve beyond the age of 65. We want young people to serve.
“We also call on the ANC to implement the resolution and the promises it made to the people of this country on issues such as free education. We cannot tolerate youth unemployment, ”said Matooane.
“We are also asking the government to institutionalize internships as if they were permanent employees.”