Speeches on Adjustments Appropriation Bill 2014 and annual reports: Local Government, Finance & Provincial Planning, Economic Development & Environmental Affairs and on Transport

The following speeches will be delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature today by members of the DA during debates on the Adjustments Appropriation Bill 2014 and annual reports of provincial departments.

Speech by

Bobby Stevenson, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Finance

“DA welcomes commitment to belt tightening”

  • Provincial wage bill increases by 28%, from R31.4 billion in 2010/11 to an estimated R40.171 billion in 2014/15
  • Austerity measures have been outlined
  • Province cannot go on increasing wage bill without a resultant increase in service delivery.

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Adjustment Appropriation Bill 2014

Speech by

Nokonwaba Matikinca, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

“Nepotism, jobs for pals and a few politically connected”

  • Thirteen municipal managers and 17 chief financial officers in the province did not meet minimum competency levels
  • There are people determined to loot state resources

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Annual report 2014-14 Local Government

Speech by

Bobby Stevenson, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Finance

“Constrained fiscal space means no room for wastage”

  • Provincial financial position operates within context of a poor national economy, shrinking equitable share and wastage of public resources
  • There is something very rotten with procurement in the province
  • Provincial government must embark on a massive roll-out of internet connectivity throughout the Eastern Cape, cut red tape and provide adequate support to entrepreneurs

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Annual report 2013-2014 Finance and Provincial expenditure

Speech by

Ross Purdon, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

“Too many questions, too few clear answers”

  • ECDC must clean up its act
  • No to Algoa Bay Fish Farm
  • Decline in both foreign and domestic tourists to the Eastern Cape a major concern.

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Annual report 2013-2014 Economic Affairs

Speech by

Marshall von Buchenroder, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Transport

“Public transport should be for all”

  • Scholar Transport/ Under-spending of budget
  • 24-hour provincial visible traffic service

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Annual report 2013-2014 Transport

 

 

 

 

 

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