Parly oversight visits set for the week

By Drum Digital
24 November 2014

Four of Parliament's portfolio committees will conduct oversight visits around the country this week.

The portfolio committee on economic development will be visiting four provinces to assess progress in government funded job creation projects, it said on Sunday.

The committee would conduct oversights in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Gauteng starting on Monday, chairwoman Mathulare Coleman said in a statement.

The portfolio committee on home affairs will visit Gauteng to assess service delivery by the department and entities reporting to it.

"As part of the week long programme the committee will interact with the ministry of home affairs as well as senior management of the department," chairman Lemias Mashile said in a statement.

The committee would also visit the Marabastad Refugee Reception Centre, Tirro Refugee Reception Centre, the Electoral Commission of SA, Government Printing Works and the Lindela Repatriation Centre.

The portfolio committee on human settlements will visit Limpopo to assess progress in housing delivery.

It would specifically focus on the implementation of a human settlements strategy, chairwoman Nocawe Mafu said in a statement.

On Monday, the committee would get a briefing from the Limpopo provincial executive on how the province delivered on human settlements development programmes.

Mafu said it was important that the committee saw first-hand whether the province was adhering to the national government's strategy.

The portfolio committee on sport and recreation would from Tuesday to Friday conduct oversight visits to Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

It would assess the use of the Division of Revenue Act grant allocated to the provinces for the implementation of sport and recreation programmes and for providing sporting opportunities to communities, it said in a statement.

The committee would also assess the impact of facilities built through the assistance of the National Lottery and Sports Trust.

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