eThekwini under-spent by R2bn

2012-08-23 12:51
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Durban - The eThekwini municipality's 2010/2011 budget performance report revealed that it had under-spent by about R2bn, according to a report on Thursday.

The budget report also showed that the municipality recently borrowed R1bn to fund infrastructure projects, the Mercury reported.

Auditor General Terence Nombembe's report reflected that eThekwini had incurred irregular expenditure of about R1.3bn in the 2010/2011 financial year.

According to the newspaper opposition parties called for better planning and management when the figures were made public on Wednesday.

The figures were released to the KwaZulu-Natal public accounts committee (Scopa) last month.

Democratic Alliance MPL George Mari said the municipality's housing budget was under-spent by 45% resulting in only half of its delivery target being met.

Minority Front councillor Patrick Pillay was quoted as saying: "Our roads are riddled with potholes and people in some areas are living in squalor.

"The level of under-spending is unacceptable and the city manager needs to explain how this is possible."

Municipality spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng said under-spending was caused by the issues of supply-chain management in the housing unit where some contracts had to be reviewed.

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