Premier delivers on promise

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The Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle addressed a packed sports complex of the University of Fort Hare on Wednesday amid crisis of meal allowances. This after both the Premier and the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa made a promise a month ago to work together  to find a  solution to the meals crises and other NSFAS related problems. The provincial and national government made this commitment during the freedom chapter forum held in Alice.

Masualle received a tumultuous welcome from students in anticipation of good news when he took the podium. It was a compelling account of the plight of students and we committed to come back with short to long term solutions to save the situation at Fort Hare and broader on issues facing the historical disadvantage institutions, said Masualle.

Government has made available an amount of R5.2m to look after the plight of students who go to class with empty stomachs and a second phase with the national government will follow to cement the success of students and the university entirely.

This plight calls for action and will continue to make students welfare our priority, said the Premier. Masualle promised to come back to attend to other outstanding bottlenecks.