08 October 2014.
The Inkatha Freedom Party welcomes the
disclosure by Minister Pravin Gordhan that out of 278 chief
financial officers at municipalities, 170 of them are not
"This explains why our municipal financial
controls and management are in such bad shape. Unqualified
people lacking financial acumen should not have been appointed
in the first place. We, therefore, call on the Minister to
appoint a commission of enquiry to ascertain if those positions
were advertised and if due process was followed in interviewing
and appointing personnel in such critical positions," said Mr
Blessed Gwala, IFP National Chairperson.
"Millions of Rands of tax payer's money is
allocated to municipalities to provide services to our people.
These funds will not serve the intended purpose in the hands of
unqualified individuals who were given positions because of
political contacts or nepotism. Municipalities are rendered
dysfunctional and people protest whilst these officials are paid
handsome salaries," continued Mr Gwala.
"We call for those who are not suitably
qualified for the positions they occupy to be fired and be
blacklisted from occupying any position in the public sector.
This will send a clear message to others who might think of
trying to worm their way into the system," concluded Mr Gwala.
IFP National Chairperson, Mr
Blessed Gwala, 078 290 5842
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