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KZN health explains R1.4bn underspend

2011-09-01 21:48

Durban - The R1.4bn under-spending in the KwaZulu-Natal health department was due to delays in procurement, MEC Sbongiseni Dhlomo said on Thursday.

"The under-spending in infrastructure was mainly due to delays in procurement, especially around the appeals process," Dhlomo said in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.

It was announced on Wednesday that the department failed to spend R1.4bn set aside for infrastructure projects.

The department’s failure angered members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union, who picketed outside Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital on Wednesday.

Dhlomo said delays caused by appeals meant projects amounting to more than R200m could not be implemented.

Some delays were caused by court processes with contractors, he said.

Comments
  • Spyker May - 2011-09-01 22:22

    The truth: they are waiting for Juju to give them the account number for THE trust fund...

  • Sean - 2011-09-01 22:27

    When they over-spend we call it corruption and when they don't , there's question marks. Clearly the system designed to implement projects and fast track service delivery ie: creating jobs gives you an idea of the sort of leadership or let's say lack of it that S.A has to survive under. Or was our leadership too buzy planning for malema's hearing this time?

      debrakayestylist - 2011-09-02 11:02

      Like "Moeletsi Mbeki FOR President" on facebook if you are sick of this nonsense

  • Harambe - 2011-09-01 22:33

    A shorter comment from the Spyker, wow thats new. I bet you just waiting on your mates to give you thumbs up before you give your crappy thesis on human race and stuffy IQ clutter.

  • Benzo - 2011-09-01 22:47

    Simple economics. If you have a budget and do not buy, you underspend. Buying means "work". If you are on strike, you cannot buy.

  • Andrea Naude - 2011-09-01 22:47

    If they don't spend and are caught up in legal cases, it means a very simple solution: either they were incompetent to do their jobs OR THEY ARE CAUGHT UP IN COURT CASES DUE IRREGULARITIES - aka corruption. Plain and simple.

  • Nge - 2011-09-02 09:14

    The truth is, next year the ANC elects new leaders in Bloem, so every leader is scared to sign or award any tender even if the service is to benefit the people. It is very sad indeed.

  • Nkalakatha - 2011-09-02 09:33

    Failure to spend, ja right the government must change it's procurement policies because every Dick Tom AND Harry is on the data-base and most of those suppliers cannot deliver due to cash flow problems that is why there are so many delays !! Ever heard of a catering company doing fumigation business ?????

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