TRANSPARENCY NEEDED IN BUFFALO CITY MAYOR AUDIT REPORT SCANDAL

The audit report by Ernst & Young implicating Buffalo City Executive Mayor Zukisa Faku in an alleged R1million tender scandal needs to be made public as a matter of urgency.

Mayor Faku has acted illegally by not adhering to the council resolution to make the contents of this report public.

I have written to the MEC for Local Government, Mlibo Qoboshiyane, asking him why this is being allowed and what action, if any, he is taking in this regard.

The DA-run City of Cape Town is successful because it governs in a transparent manner.

All tender adjudication meetings are open to the public.

As a result of this more BEE contractors are winning tenders and as such has lead to greater opportunity for job creation.

By so doing opportunity for smaller tenderers to fairly compete for work is increased.

Honesty and transparency are the key ingredients why Cape Town is the best run municipality in the country.

By following the example of the DA, all tender processes in Buffalo city would also be open for public scrutiny and service delivery would take place at a quicker pace because of this.

Where the DA governs it governs better.

On 18 May the voters of Buffalo City have a golden opportunity to vote for the DA and ensure that like Cape Town all tender processes will be public and service delivery fast-tracked.

The citizens of Buffalo City must grasp this opportunity and vote DA for prosperity, transparency, opportunity and increased job creation.