ANC in favour of NYDA oversight: Motlanthe

2011-03-23 17:06

Cape Town - The ANC would support the establishment of a parliamentary committee to oversee the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Wednesday.

"We would not oppose that in any way, I believe. The ANC benches would be very happy to establish such a structure," Motlanthe told the National Assembly in response to a question by the Democratic Alliance.

DA MP Denise Robinson asked when a parliamentary portfolio committee would be established to oversee the presidency "and the NYDA in particular".

"It is unacceptable that hundreds of millions of rands are given to an entity with no accountability whatsoever," she said.

"What commitment can you give Mr deputy president that the unacceptable situation will be rectified and that the NYDA will be held to account?"

Motlanthe said he agreed that it was untenable to have "an entity that is not accountable" but pointed out that the NYDA was overseen by the minister for performance monitoring and evaluation, Collins Chabane.

He added: "With regards for the need for a portfolio committee that oversees that work, that is a matter for this august house to take forward."

Motlanthe did not respond directly on the DA's often repeated call for a portfolio committee to oversee the presidency.

The party has argued that the need for such a committee has grown with the Zuma administration's expansion of the presidency to include two new ministries.

It has termed the allocation of a budget of R1.2bn to the NYDA over three years a waste.

  • Martin - 2011-03-23 17:19

    These guys need an agency to look over an organization, that in turn looks over a another agency that was instated to look over the organization that was supposed to do the job. Now they will have meetings to decide when the next meeting will be and at that meeting they will discuss what the following meetings agenda will be......Useless!!!!

      Jawellnofine - 2011-03-23 17:51

      remember each extra committee set up allows another comrade to make millions

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-23 18:19

      Also the oversight committee would have more ANC members then DA, and as such pointless. Just bin the NYDA allready, they are just another 'entity' that sucks from the taxpayers tit. And we have little left to suck out of us..

      Willie Uys - 2011-03-23 18:39

      Now they will have to apply for additional funds to pay the "stipends" of the members of that Oversight Committee - another R1 billion?

      KDP - 2011-03-23 22:07

      What still bothers me is the R177m Zuma " home improvement" debarcle, bcos with funds like that (baring their tenderpreneur schemes), I think that the ANC intends to utilize the funds elsewhere..maybe for election purposes, who knows. I only pray that the citizens of this country understand the true reasons of the facade as to why the Scorpians sting where replaced by the "Doves"... err I meant the "Hawks" who report to the ANC! I mean the Hawks.

      Ozman - 2011-03-24 05:29

      Job Creation ANC style, Mate

  • gizzy - 2011-03-23 17:26

    How can you give these thiveing "youth" that kind of money with no oversight? The African Nationalist Congress at it's best!

  • Wishbone - 2011-03-23 17:35

    Disband the NYDA - it's a complete waste of taxpayer funds!

  • Dr Filemon - 2011-03-23 17:36

    Save the trouble of forming another watchdog and disband this waste of time and money called the NYDA

  • PAR - 2011-03-23 17:37

    Why should we give our hard earned money to these lazy a-holes. I think it is about time the employed people of this country stood up to this government.

      gizzy - 2011-03-23 18:04

      And the dumbass running the show gets 1.8 million a year. For what?

  • call a spade - 2011-03-23 17:53

    Mothlante, just pick up the telephone,call this nyda and simply tell them to stop wasting fiscal resources that can be used much better. But no no that will take some guts which no one in this anc goverment seems to be endowed with. Spineles fools.

  • Badger - 2011-03-23 18:21

    Ya the side kick wants to make election promises. They don't give a damn about the money smoked. Let's face it. This goverment cannot even perform the basics. How would they go about maintaining infrastructure such as roads, railways (almost non existing)etc. The shower head company is to busy looking at their own interests instead. They could rebuild our infrastructure with all the money that they cannot account for. Even Angola in my opinion is building up their country at a faster rate than SA. The circus party and their clowns should be ousted by the people. They think it will not happen but they might be in for a big surprise.

  • dhw1 - 2011-03-23 18:21

    Ye gods....the ANC believe themselves unaccountable so now yet another committee at taxpayers expense to oversee how the money is spent by the nyda waste of space.

  • Vaal Donkie - 2011-03-23 18:26

    Yes, we definitely need MORE bums in seats in government.

  • Shorts1 - 2011-03-23 18:37

    What, more taxpayers' money being wasted on yet another clueless ANC committee to investigate something that Zuma will decide upon anyway, after spending many more millions of Rands unproductively??? Just dismantle this useless, racially focussed, completely biased (dis)organisation once and for all, or make sure that they raise whatever money that they need from those narrow-minded individuals who are thick enough to contribute to their ongoing existence. Quick, inexpensive and realistic in the best interests of the country as a whole.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-03-23 18:50

    Eish, the wheel on da bus, she goes round and round, round and round, round and round, da wheel on da bus she goes round and round, round and round, round and round, all day long.

  • edward.abrahams - 2011-03-23 18:58

    Question: Where are all the anc supporters today? Running for hills? The chickens are coming home to roost...

  • Slapper - 2011-03-23 19:23

    They need more than an oversight committee. They need at least a Zoo keeper and perhaps a Ringmaster.

  • RVQ - 2011-03-23 19:39

    It's what happens when you don't share your "stealings" with government

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  • DW - 2011-03-23 21:34

    After the R100m party they now decide to give another R1.2b to these irresponsible idiots. Why not appoint an adult, responsible committee to which the R1.2b can be allocated for the relevant purpose and they can use the NYDA as needed, but with the relevant checks and balances in place. They have already demonstrated what they do with access to too much money. So they mess up and spend it all on sushi parties and whiskey and then report it back to the committee - how do you then get the money back to spend it on what it was meant for in the first place. You cannot trust them. Dont be stupid!

  • KDP - 2011-03-23 22:36

    Also, I don't trust any "new" public disclosed work the "Doves" share with the media prior to the May 2011 elections, and purely bcos it is a lame excuse for them justify their unethical existence. "New ANC" we not that gullible!

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-03-24 06:36

    Most of the funds dished out to the NYDA will end up as unsustainable and non-recoverable EASY MONEY going into the ANC party in some way or other. Most youngsters today, believe that a JOB is to become a DJ and convince as many people as possible to get drunk all day and have group sex and produce many more underage child grants. Other simply declare themselves NETWORKING PROFESSIONALS to align ANC contacts with one another normally while copulating, and declare these as business entities deserving of funding. SO in all, they only get the money to socially knit together more ANC rallies and festivities without ever EARNING any money - and the bankrupt state has to search for more ways to find the money from a SHRIVELING TAX BASE. The South African Economic Spiral to Implosion is close to UNWIND TIME, and even Trevor Manuel & Pravin Gordhan have expressed this in so many carefully selected words so as not to make even more money take flight. The Presidency and State are in SUCH TURMOIL and FREEFALL WASTE that only a complete change in government at this time can save SA.

  • paulf - 2011-03-24 07:02

    The Zuma government is the worst the ANC has ever had. It is all about money and enriching themselves. They do not give a hoot for the poor that are living in Poverty and Jobless. It is time that these people stand up to this Zuma led government and oust him and all his cadres. They are like a Cancer eating at our hard earned tax money. So much for their promises of jobs (Priority 1)and fighting Poverty. I am afraid to say they are the causes of Joblessness and Poverty. Their promises will never be made. Time to unseat them all and get a decent Leader that can Lead this wonderful country of ours.

      S.Soga - 2011-03-24 09:04

      I'm a staunch ANC supporter and i'm afraid, i have to agree with you...the zuma admin has been a let down.

      paulf - 2011-03-24 09:12

      I was a staunch ANC supporter but afraid I can not vote for the ANC. Every vote for the current ANC government is a vote for corruption, poverty, joblessness and the list can go on and on. I trust you get my drift.

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