17 July 2014.
The increase of the annual budget is meaningless to
people of this country if government does not provide enough
skills for workers at municipal level to translate the increase
into tangible projects.
This was stated by the IFP Spokesperson on Water and
Sanitation, Alfred Mpontshane MP, in parliament yesterday.
“I note that the total for the 2014/15 budget is over
R12 billion, which increases to over R17 billion for 2016/17.
These figures will only be meaningful to the people once they
have been translated into tangible projects, which are aimed at
changing people’s lives for the better. Otherwise the much
acclaimed ‘better life for all’ will remain an empty slogan,”
“Without strong leadership and skilled personnel at
municipal level, these budgetary increases will be meaningless
to the people, especially in the rural areas,” he said.
“The IFP calls on government to train or hire enough
skilled personnel at municipal level as this is the level of
government closest to the people,” he concluded.
IFP Spokesperson on Water and Sanitation
Hon. Alfred Mpontshane MP
083 441 6201
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