MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


ANC Administration Has Drifted Away
From the High Standards Set by the IFP

26th August 2014.

  

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has lambasted the ANC administration which has drifted away from the high standards set by the IFP during its tenure as provincial government.

 

"Unconscionable tendencies have polluted the work environment and adversely affected service delivery. We are aware that as we are approaching the 2016 local government elections, provincial government departments will use public funds to promote the ANC under the guise of public participation events. The IFP remains opposed to those kinds of junkets which are organised in such a manner that they end up being rallies for the ruling party. We call for a review of these extravaganzas. Public funds should be expended judiciously in order to promote the public good and alleviate poverty and deprivation among the poor," said IFP spokesperson on the Standing Committee on Oversight (STACOV), Dr Lionel Mtshali, MPL.

 

"Fruitless and wasteful expenditure on sod-turning ceremonies and project hand-over events are the major contributors to the abuse of public funds.

 

Our main concern is the fact that the KZN government appears to only host these functions during election periods. We donít condone any form of corruption and thatís why during our Manifesto launch we stated that we plan to investigate all cases of corruption and prosecute the offenders in specially-mandated corruption courts," said Dr Mtshali.

 

"The IFP set the bar at a height that ensured that there was no looting of the public purse. We ran a well-oiled machinery which placed merit above any other consideration in the appointment of public servants. Personnel expenditure should be monitored to avoid unfair competition with other services in the departments," concluded Dr Mtshali.

 

 

Issued by:

Dr. Lionel Mtshali, MPL, IFP Spokesperson on the Standing Committee on Oversight
082 556 0224

 

For Media Queries:

Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Liaison Officer, 073 024 5675