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Manuel discusses NDP at Mangaung

Planning Minister Trevor Manuel says public participation is fundamental to the NDP.

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel is seen during a post Cabinet media briefing in Cape Town, Tuesday, 22 February 2011. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

MANGAUNG - Planning Minister Trevor Manuel on Wednesday said his National Development Plan (NDP) had received an "exceedingly warm" reception at the ANC's 53rd National Conference in Mangaung.

Re-elected ANC president Jacob Zuma backed the NDP in his opening address to the conference this week.

The planning minister spoke about it at a business breakfast on the side-lines of the conference this morning.

The NDP aims to alleviate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.

It has been described as an overarching plan for the country and the ANC, who have placed economic transformation at the heart of their transformation agenda.

"The planning commission was drawn from people outside of government and one person inside of government, the schizophrenic, that's me," said Manuel.

"And now the deputy president of the ANC is also deputy chair of the planning commission and that gives me kind of an edge above Cyril Ramaphosa, which is not a bad place to be," Manuel joked.

The minister said public participation was fundamental to the plan.

"In its nature, it's not a government plan. It's a plan for the nation.

"It's fundamentally important that we involve communities in decisions and oversight."

Meanwhile, voting for the ANC's NEC is due to start Wednesday before the rest of the day can be spent in closed sessions dealing with policy issues.

ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe earlier said he was confident enough time had been spent on policy.

He said delegates would receive reports on the 16 commissions later on Wednesday.

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