Mayor Dan Plato says the City is ready to welcome all the guests that will be attending the State of the Nation Address (SONA) at Parliament on Thursday February 7.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 7pm. He will map out government’s plan for the year. But before that there will be a pomp and ceremony around the Parliament precinct.
Normally, SONA is an annual event, but there will be two this year because it is an election year.
Mr Plato emphasised the importance of the event.
“We are privileged to host this important event, which sets the tone for the country for the year that lies ahead and has the potential to inspire and harness our collective energy to build a better South Africa for all,” said Mr Plato.
The mayor said City officials have been involved in the planning for SONA.
“A number of City departments have worked closely with parliamentary officials and other governmental agencies on the logistical aspects of the SONA,” he said.
Emergency and enforcement services will be on hand to assist the police in ensuring public safety and managing the road closures.