Speeches on annual reports: Office of the Premier, EC Legislature, Roads & Public Works and Education

The following speeches will be delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature today (2 December 2014) by members of the DA during the debated on the annual reports of provincial departments.

Speech by

Edmund van Vuuren, MPL

DA spokesperson on Office of the Premier

“Resources must be directed to where they have the most impact”

  • OTP underspent on Information Communication Technology
  • District-system within the province must be reviewed to ensure capacity and quality service
  • High spending on compensation of employees is caused by bloated bureaucracy and non-core positions
  • OTP investigated only 85 fraud and corruption cases out of backlog of 400

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Annual report 2013-14 Office of the Premier

Speech by

Edmund van Vuuren, MPL

DA spokesperson on Provincial Legislature

“Resolve issues raised by the people, rather than perpetual determination of needs of the people”

  • Legislature reported on hosting of sectorial parliaments but there is no feedback on issues raised
  • Sectorial days, including Taking Legislature to the People, should be sued to resolve issued in communities
  • Sex for jobs scandal is yet to be laid to rest

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Annual report 2013-14 Legislature

Speech by

Vicky Knoetze, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Roads and Public Works

Public-Private Partnerships have the advantage of leveraging private sector resources to deliver services more effectively and efficiently”

  • Commercial property ownership is dominated by Government, EC Provincial Government is the significant land owner is small towns
  • We must support the creation of a favourable business environment and related infrastructure through a focus on public-private partnerships
  • In maximising choice, promoting innovation and fostering an environment in which competition thrives will a society achieve meaningful and sustainable economic growth

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Annual report 2013-14 roads and public works

Speech by

Edmund van Vuuren, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Education

“Vociferous teacher unions deprive children of their right to education”

  • Teacher unions who have opposed teacher redeployment has deprived children their constitutional right to education
  • MEC should consider services of retired teachers and principals to monitor school management
  • Teachers dressed in union branding sends out the wrong message that they have carte blanche to do as they like

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Annual report 2013-14 Education