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Gauteng health dept to pay NGOs

2012-05-09 16:02

Johannesburg - Gauteng non-governmental organisations (NGOs) owed money by the department of health will be paid before the end of the week, the department said on Wednesday.

"The Gauteng department of health would like to reassure all non-governmental organisations which are still awaiting payments that the monies will be released tomorrow [Thursday]," said spokesperson Simon Zwane.

He said some NGOs were paid last week, but there were others which did not receive their money because of technical problems with the payment run.

"An amount of R63m is scheduled to be released tomorrow [Thursday]. The department is doing everything possible to ensure that all obstacles to payments [being made] are removed and that the money is released immediately."

He said NGOs were among 2 600 suppliers prioritised for payment in this period.

Last week, all suppliers of medicines and medical products were paid.

"The success of this payment underlines the seriousness with which the department regards the commitment it has made to honour all its obligations," he said.

Comments
  • John - 2012-05-09 16:06

    this is not news worthy this should be happening on a regular basis,IE step 1 order and buy equipment and goods step 2 pay for the goods you recieved, no rocket science here health dept and gov

      Lungani - 2012-05-09 17:18

      ....Yes the only way to stop such irresponsible action is to dismiss any senior manager who didn't ensure payment was done or why money was used for unplanned or unbudgetted items. Simple question? how will those staf members responsible for payment feel if they work and never gets their monthly salary?. It is funny the gov't wants to create jobs but instead rather closing businesses that employs and creates job for other unemployed South Africans?. Where is the logic?. Anyway let us praise the new management for taking these bold steps to rectify such old bad practices which only abnormal illiterates practices.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-05-10 08:44

      Now imagine they were doing this from the beginning.

  • mmenzisco - 2012-05-09 16:20

    Not again, why don't they fire the administration. This happens every year now, three consecutive years. This is not acceptable at all

  • lefa.malokase - 2012-05-09 16:39

    A big thank you to metro fm

  • Tuco - 2012-05-09 16:47

    I just wonder how many small businesses are on the brink of or have already fallen over becuase of this incompetance.

      Lungani - 2012-05-09 17:16

      ....Yes the only way to stop such irresponsible action is to dismiss any senior manager who didn't ensure payment was done or why money was used for unplanned or unbudgetted items. Simple question? how will those staf members responsible for payment feel if they work and never gets their monthly salary?. It is funny the gov't wants to create jobs but instead rather closing businesses that employs and creates job for other unemployed South Africans?. Where is the logic?. Anyway let us praise the new management for taking these bold steps to rectify such old bad practices which only abnormal illiterates practices.

  • Nigel - 2012-05-09 17:05

    I suppose some jerk is strutting around sticking his chest out because he/she managing to organise payment for the suppliers? Good Grief. It's supposed to be normal practice to pay suppliers. Are we supposed to applaud?

  • Paul - 2012-05-09 17:13

    Dont do business with government that is the answer, they always pay late and have some stupid excuse! It only shows the total lack of ability of government officials to do their work!

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-05-09 17:16

    It's a pity the seriousness was not realized earlier - some companies would still have been in business and many people would still have jobs. It's a disgusting state of affairs that some payments have dated back to 2005! What were these idiots thinking?

  • muofhe.mutelemutobvu - 2012-05-09 17:27

    dis stupid government.cant it c some NGOs are helping a nation?patients are defaulting but de same NGOs are de 1 who help dem not a clinic or hospital but still a government cant pay dem in tym.what a disgrace.....dey call it a dry season.can u ministers sleep with an empty stomach?remember dose people depend on that 1300 which is a peanut.am disgusted.

  • Gregory - 2012-05-09 17:49

    If you where serious you would not be in this predicament. Late payment is not a honorable, so to use this as a gloating point is pathetic.

  • Roelof - 2012-05-09 18:35

    Same old story - If you do work for Government you will get screwed in terms of payment.

      mmenzisco - 2012-05-09 23:25

      Reolof, I agree with you. I'm still fighting for my money (OSD money), it was suppose to be paid in 2010. I resigned last year, my pensions hasn't been paid till now. I'm really sick of follow after them. The HR behave like they are doing me a favor for asking them to do their job. This is sickening.

  • Lindiwe Lindiwe - 2014-03-20 14:34

    Y ddnt they make sure dat evrybody is paid b4 de closing date,its six mnths nw i havnt bin paid,am struggling wit my kidz,i have stalments to b paid arrears r increasing,i call dem evryday they keep on saying nxt week,i dnt knw wat to do

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