25 June 2013
The IFP calls on the Minister of Co-operative
Governance and Traditional Affairs to urgently implement
national and provincial guidelines on municipal salaries.
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative Governance
and Traditional Affairs, Mr Peter Smith, MP said, "I have noted
that some Municipal Managers in the Western Cape Municipalities
are earning higher salaries than the Western Cape Premier."
Although the IFP is not against promoting good
governance by ensuring that municipalities pay higher packages
to senior managers, it believes that this needs to be regulated
as this could open a door to corruption.
The IFP will submit a parliamentary question
to the Minister of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional
Affairs to ascertain whether any intervention has been made
regulating the current high salaries paid to municipal managers.
In addition, we suggest that municipal
managers of municipalities who receive qualified audits do not
receive bonuses or salary increases.
IFP Spokesperson on Co-operative
Governance and Traditional Affairs,
Mr Peter Smith MP, 083 299
IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr
Phendulani Biyase, 073 24 5675