In preparation for next year’s elections, The Transformation Alliance (TTA), a newly-formed political party, recently staged a recruitment drive in Soshanguve to persuade residents to vote for the party during next year’s elections.
The party is led by the former Tshwane MMC for Human Settlements, Abel Tau. It dispatched its staff to mobilise support for the newly formed political party.
The massive recruitment campaign was launched to recruit new supporters and encourage existing members to advance the party’s agenda.
According to Tau who once served as a member and ActionSA Gauteng secretary, the membership recruitment drive aims at strengthening the party from the grassroots.
” This membership recruitment drive is intended to make people aware of TTA, what we do and how serious we are about meeting service delivery needs.”
” As we are not yet part of the government, our biggest goal is to get votes from the community to become part of it. Even though we are not part of the government, we still want to meet the needs of the people,” said Tau.
Soshanguve and other local areas will not be prioritized at the moment, but Gauteng as a whole. Tau promised to tackle immigration, job creation, the economy, and the major issue of load shedding head-on.
According to him, they will participate in the national elections in 2024. “We aim to have contests in all provinces with a particular focus on Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State, and Western Cape.
Due to their significant growth in these provinces, they place a lot of emphasis on them. In Soshanguve, they have credible leaders and strong structures.
Tau believes the ANC government before 2016 and the DA coalition since 2016 have failed Soshanguve in particular and other black townships.
“From the time I serviced as the MMC of housing until today, I knew that there was a major housing backlog. To this date, we have made noise about Mamelodi flood victims but no action has been taken by the government.
There have been promises since 2019 that it will be fixed, but the issue has not yet been resolved. From the time I came in as MMC, I tried to resolve informal settlements in particular areas. We put people in stands and now with me leading my party I know I can be more for the people”, said Tau.
“TTA wants to offer alternatives to people rather than just pointing out problems. In addition to pointing out problems, it intends to offer solutions and expected results.”
Further, Tau urged people to vote for TTA in numbers to have a strong voice that is not influenced by funders,
“It is in the public’s interest not to listen to those who say voting for small or newly formed parties is a waste of time,” added Tau.