Our New ANC Officials

 

Chairperson
Zamani Saul

 

Secretary
Deshi Ngxanga

 

Deputy Chairperson
Bentley Vass

 

Treasurer
Fufe Makatong

 

Deputy Secretary
Maruping Lekwene

DEPT OF COGHSTA BUDGET VOTE

12 June 2018

 

The ANC in the Northern Cape notes and welcomes the Budget Vote Speech delivered by the MEC responsible for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Comrade Bentley Vass. The Budget Vote Speech is anchored within the developmental agenda that the ANC has paced itself. 

 

The ANC further notes the agility and flexibility of its deployee, Comrade Vass to comprehend at an accelerated pace the urgency to politically steer a high-level service delivery department. The ANC is particularly impressed with the 9192target set out for title deeds. A Title Deeds is the only affirmation that guarantees ownership of a house and subsequently restore the dignity of our people.  

 

Provision of sustainable human settlement remains a high priority for the ANC. The ANC-led Government has since the advent of democracy built more than 70 000 houses. This is a direct correlation to the declaration emboldened in the Freedom Charter “THERE SHALL BE HOUSES, SECURITY AND COMFORT FOR ALL”. The Department’s target of building 1933 houses is commendable.

 

The ANC urges the Department under the stewardship of Comrade Bentley Vass to pay particular attention to the following during the 2018/2019 Financial Year :

• The escalating Eskom debt in some municipalities

• The improvement of audit outcomes 

• The revenue generation of municipalities

 

Our Municipalities remain a focal point for service delivery, sound financial management and good governance is key in unlocking services to our people. Irregular expenditure, missing or incomplete procurement information, Uncompetitive and unfair procurement processes should prioritized by the Department in order to uncover the scourge of mismanagement in some municipalities. 

 

The ANC is encouraging the Department to closely monitor and give assistance to municipalities who are struggling to spend on their Municipal Infrastructure Grant. The inherited skewed developmental patterns from the apartheid era can only be reversed if there is a political and administrative will to spend allocated money in infrastructure projects. 

 

The political synergies between traditional leadership and government is a commendable exercise. The Department is encouraged to continue working closely and giving support to the Traditional Leadership. 

 

ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS-NORTHERN CAPE

 

Deshi Ngxanga

Provincial Secretary

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