Budget vote speeches: Social Development, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Provincial Treasury, overall provincial government and Human Settlements

The following speeches were delivered in the Eastern Cape Legislature by DA Shadow MEC for Social Development, Kobus Botha MPL, Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Ross Purdon MPL, Shadow MEC for Finance and for Safety & Liaison Bobby Stevenson MPL and Shadow MEC for Human Settlements Sanele Magaqa MPL, during the budget vote debates of provincial departments.

Speech by

Kobus Botha, MPL

Shadow MEC for Social Development

 “New systems devised to hide ANC failures”

  • Social ills fuel violence
  • DA highlights child protection week and rights
  • MPLs must advocate child rights

Please click here to view the speech: http://www.dabhisho.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Social-Development-speech.pdfhttp://www.dabhisho.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Social-Development-speech.pdf

 

Speech by

Ross Purdon, MPL

Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

“According to the latest Eastern Cape Economic Review, our South African economy is growing at a miserable 0,6%.”

  1. Eastern Cape is the 4th largest economy in South Africa contributing an average 7,58% to the country’s G.D.P.
  2. The Compliance and Environment budget has been increased by just over R25 million.
  3. We had the Visa debacle with no communication between Home Affairs and Tourism which cost our country many millions.

Please click here to view the speech:http://www.dabhisho.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Speech-notes-by-Ross-Purdon-MPL-Economic-Development-Environmental-Affairs-and-Tourism.pdf

 

Speech by

Bobby Stevenson, MPL

Shadow MEC for Finance

“The government is failing to create the right environment for economic growth.”

  1. Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has continually experienced the highest official unemployment rate of all metros.
  2. The focus of local and provincial government must be to insure job creation is prioritised.
  3. Clean government and good financial management is a key part of this environment.

Please click here to view the speech: http://www.dabhisho.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Speech-Notes-Bobby-Stevenson-speaking-on-the-Budget-Debate-of-the-Provincial-Treasury-2nd-June-2016.

 

Speech by

Bobby Stevenson, MPL

Shadow MEC for Finance

“The DA supports the budget as a whole but does not support the budget of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform due to the lack of support for developing farmers as well as the critical shortage of veterinarians and inadequate budget for veterinary products amongst others.”

  1. The one is the pending medical claims in the region of R11,7 Billion.
  2. The capped leave provision of R6.6 Billion.
  3. The R776 Million in accruals as at the end of March.

Please click here to view the speech: http://www.dabhisho.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Bobby-Stevenson-Shadow-MEC-for-Finance-and-Provincial-Expenditure-speaking-on-the-overall-Provincial-Budget-2nd-June-2016..pdf

 

Speech by

Sanele Magaqa, MPL

Shadow MEC for Human Settlements

“The Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlement budget for the 2016/2017 financial year has decreased by more than 2% compared to the previous financial year, this is becoming a trend.”

  1. Budget must address provincial housing backlog
  2. IDP must prioritise the destitute and the vulnerable

Please click here to view the speech:http://www.dabhisho.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Speech-notes-Human-Settlements-by-DA-MPL-Sanele-Magaqa-budget-debate.pdf

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