Budget vote speeches: Dedeat, Human Settlements, Provincial Treasury, Desrac, Safety & Liaison, Transport and EC Appropriation Bill 2015-16

The following speeches were delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature today by DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development & Environmental Affairs and for Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture Ross Purdon MPL, Shadow MEC for Human Settlements Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Finance and for Safety & Liaison Bobby Stevenson MPL and Shadow MEC for Transport Marshall von Buchenroder MPL, during the budget vote debates of provincial departments.

Speech by

Ross Purdon, MPL

DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development and Environmental Affairs

“Coega, tourist visas and booze”

  • Entities in limbo
  • Coega R477-million deficit and no operational budget
  • New visa regulations a disaster. EC already second last on the destination list
  • Ten inspectors only to uphold liquor laws 

Click here for the full speech: Budget vote 2015-16 Dedeat

Speech by
Kobus Botha, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Human Settlements

“Housing delivery requires bold political leadership in Eastern Cape Province”

  • Eastern Cape housing target and budget shows decline
  • Eastern Cape municipalities lacks capacity to deliver houses
  • Better high-density housing and climate change research required
  • Alternative building technology a definite solution to reduce housing backlog
  • Bring manufacturing sector into housing delivery mix

Click here for the full speech:  Budget Vote 2015-16 Human Settlements

Speech by
Bobby Stevenson, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Finance

“Budget fails to give real direction to the province”

  • Job shedding policies destroying opportunities in the Eastern Cape
  • Steps necessary to redirect funds in the province to service deliver
  • High cost of employees destroying service delivery

Click here for the full speech:  Budget Vote 2015-16 of the Provincial Treasury

Speech by
Ross Purdon, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture

“Respect our heritage”

  • Libraries essential for community upliftment
  • EC boxing in a mess

Click here for the full speech:  Budget vote 2015-16 Desrac

Speech by
Bobby Stevenson, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Safety

“Shake up necessary in SAPS to restore a climate of safety in the province”

  • Climate of fear in the Eastern Cape
  • Restructure the SAPS
  • Bring back the specialised units
  • Rural safety important
  • Crime stats need to be readily available

Click here for the full speech:  Budget Vote 2015-16 Safety and Liaison

Speech by
Marshall von Buchenroder, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Transport

“Fruitless and wasteful expenditure of the public purse”

  • Failing IPTS in Nelson Mandela Bay
  • Bring back 24-hour traffic service

Click here for the full speech:  Budget Vote 2015-16 Transport

Speech by
Bobby Stevenson, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Finance

“Billions can be redirected from unnecessary expenditure to service delivery”

  • The DA is opposed to Agriculture budget
  • Rising cost of COE takes budget in the wrong direction

Click here for the full speech:  EC Appropriation Bill 2015-16