Taking Parliament to the people: Official Opening and SOPA 2020
One of the main aims of the Sixth Parliament of the Western Cape is to bring the Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) closer to the people of the province. This year’s Official Opening and State of the Province Address by Premier Alan Winde, will take place at 11:00 on Thursday, 20 February 2020, at the Rocklands Civic Centre in the heart of the community of Mitchells Plain.
Speaker Masizole Mnqasela says, “By holding this important event in Mitchells Plain the WCPP is making its desire and commitment to connect with the citizens of the Western Cape, a reality”.
The State of the Province address will outline the Western Cape Government’s plan for the next year and the WCPP, representing the people of the province, will monitor and oversee the government to ensure that the plan is put into action to benefit the people of the province.
Community members will be invited to attend this opening and State of the Province Address in order to witness first hand, the Premier contracting with the people of the Western Cape.
“It is the aim of the WCPP to actively engage with the citizens of the province through a series of public engagement initiatives that will take place over the next four years. From being defined by a building in Cape Town city centre, the WCPP seeks to reach out to the furthest corners of the province in order to build a relationship with the people that it represents”, says Speaker Mnqasela.