COMMENT: EASTERN CAPE R1.464 BILLION ADJUSTMENTS BUDGET

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the fact that the bulk of the adjustments budget, namely R1 billion out of R1.464 billion additional funding which is available to the province, is allocated to Health (R501 million) and Education (R503 million).

However, these two departments face huge cost pressures and these amounts alone will not alleviate over-expenditure.

Decisive leadership is needed to stop the scourge of corruption and maladministration that is devouring our resources.

The cost of ghost workers should no longer haunt the provincial government after all these years.