CRUCIAL TO CLEAN UP EDUCATION, HEALTH — JONAS

Resolving the challenges facing the Eastern Cape Education and Health departments was “critical for the livelihood of the province”, Finance MEC Mcebisi Jonas said yesterday. He was replying to a debate on a report by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) on departmental accounts for the 2007/08 financial year.

Speaking during the debate, DA spokesman on Public Accounts Bobby Stevenson said the report was “a tragic indictment on the lack of administrative and political accountability that exists in this province”.  Read the full story in The Herald.