This year’s “Legislature to the People” in Cofimvaba in the Chris Hani District municipality again highlighted the need for resolutions made by the legislature to be fulfilled.
I made two speeches on reports on local government and the other on housing which reflected the findings of the portfolio committees recent oversight visits to the district. The speech on local government highlighted the need for more regular oversight visits and follow up visits to areas.
All too often an oversight trip is undertaken, findings made and resolutions agreed upon by the legislature and officials. However all too often such resolutions are not fulfilled?
Another important aspect of this oversight is to check that there is financial compliance by municipalities. As we all know frequently horrendous fraud/ wasteful or under expenditure has occurred when the Auditor General undertakes the audits for the annual report of the municipality.
If problems or potential problems are discovered timeously these can be rectified before financial horrors are discovered down the line.
The DA will continue to point this out in all its dealings with matters that come before the legislature.