EASTERN CAPE BUDGET TO BE TABLED TODAY

Bobby StevensonThe Eastern Cape Finance MEC Mcebisi Jonas will table the annual provincial budget in the Bhisho Legislature tomorrow.

DA Legislature Leader Bobby Stevenson says the tight fiscal space in which the province has to manoeuvre due to projected over-expenditure of R2,7 billion by departments, calls fro drastic measures for greater accountability.

Some of the key suggestions from the DA are increased spending on education, linked to a proper performance system and  improved spending on grants by making regular clinic-checkups compulsory  for the recipients of child support grant beneficiaries.