DA TO OPPOSE DEPARTMENTAL BUDGETS

DA Caucus members

The DA Caucus in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature is in front, from the left: Pine Pienaar, Bobby Stevenson, Veliswa Mbvenya and John Cupido. Back: Dacre Haddon and Edmund van Vuuren.

One of the most important annual debates in the Eastern Cape Legislature commences on Tuesday afternoon, when the budgets of the various departments will be considered in the House.

The next four days will again be a landmark in the recent history of the current DA caucus, as all indications are that the party will oppose at least two budgets.

The debates will take place as follow:

Tuesday, 1 June:  Consideration of budgets: Premier’s Office, Agriculture and Education.

Wednesday, 2 June:  Consideration of budgets:  Housing, Health, Local Government, Provincial Treasury, Consideration of Eastern Cape Political Party Fund Bill.

Thursday, 3 June:  Consideration of budgets:  Public Works, Social Development, Economic Development, Sport & Recreation, Consideration of Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency Bill.

Friday, 4 June:  Consideration of budgets:  Roads and Transport, Safety & Liaison, Consideration of Appropriation Bill.  The contributions of the DA MPLs will be posted under “speeches” on this website.