Cadre deployment again under fire

2012-07-24 17:53
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Johannesburg - The Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has blamed the poor performance of municipalities on cadre deployment.

"These statistics again underline the negative effects of cadre deployment in local government," Fedusa general secretary Dennis George said on Tuesday.

"Officials like mayors and councillors should be appointed on merit and proven track-records, and not on political affiliation," he said.

No clean audits for metros

Fedusa was reacting to the financial report on local government released by Auditor General (AG) Terence Nombembe.

Nombembe's report revealed on Monday that only 5% of municipalities had obtained clean audits for the financial year of 2010/2011.

None of the metros received clean audits and 13% of the municipalities did not submit financial statements in time for auditing.

Procurement to the value of R3.5bn could not be audited because municipalities had not provided the required information or documentation.

In 46% of the audited municipalities, contracts were awarded to employees, councillors, and other state officials.

A total of 54 municipalities collectively underspent their budgets by R3.7bn.

"The fact that only 5% of municipalities received clean audits for the 2010-2011 period, signals a systematic demise of service delivery to our citizens," said George.

Citizens’ rights

He said there was a clear skills crisis in local government, which could be addressed through interaction with the local government sector education training authority (Seta).

"We have the right to the sound administration of municipalities, so that our hard-earned taxes are put to optimal use," George said.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called for a national debate on a turnaround strategy for municipalities across the country.

Cosatu said the AG's report painted a grim picture of incompetence, maladministration and the waste of public money.
- SAPA
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