Gauteng govt gets mixed score from DA

2013-01-08 18:46
Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane. (File, Sapa)

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane. (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane deserves modest appraisal despite some improvements, the Democratic Alliance's provincial branch said on Tuesday.

Mokonyane's "biggest failures" were a 14% staff vacancy rate in provincial departments, and delays in payments to government suppliers, DA provincial leader Jack Bloom said in a statement.

Mokonyane received a "5 out of 10" on the DA's "report card", which was a slight improvement on the previous year, he said.

The improvement was because of the dismissal of Humphrey Mmemezi from his position as MEC for local government and housing, and the promotion of new officials to the provincial Cabinet, said Bloom.

Education MEC Barbara Creecy and health MEC Hope Papo received high marks for their performances.
Bloom commended Creecy for Gauteng achieving the highest provincial pass rate, but called on her to "close the gap between suburban and township schools".

He said Papo showed "a refreshing honesty" about the problems faced by the provincial health department.

Worst performer


"He recognises the crisis, is attentive to queries and hopefully can succeed in turning around the poor state of health services by improving financial management and stamping out corruption," Bloom said.

He also praised economic development MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile for "steering away from grand promises towards policies that can actually facilitate the creation of jobs".

Bloom said the worst performer was community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko who "still does not understand her essential oversight role in holding the police to account".

He said a few police stations had been assessed in the past year and the civilian oversight programme had underspent its budget by almost half.

"Detective services are abysmal, especially with regard to sexual offences which rarely get to court because of poor investigation."

Bloom said there had been average performances by housing MEC Ntombi Mekgwe and finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe.
- SAPA
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