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Treasury asked to probe NYDA

2011-11-22 22:34

Johannesburg - The Treasury and the auditor general were formally requested on Tuesday to probe the finances of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).

AfriForum Youth said it had delivered written requests to this effect to both offices.

National chair Charl Oberholzer said it had asked for an investigation into the agency's accounting officer.

"Individuals within NYDA can now be held personally accountable for tax payers' money that is being wasted," he said.

The youth body said it believed the NYDA had contravened section 38, subsection one(C)(ii), 38 subsection one(a)(iii) en (b), as well as section 39 subsection one(C)(ii) of the Public Finance Management Act.

Oberholzer said the AG and the Treasury were obliged to consider the complaint in terms of section 84 of the Public Finance Management Act.

"It [NYDA] has a direct responsibility to use resources generated by the taxpayer in an economic manner."

NYDA chairperson Andile Lungisa said that if AfriForum Youth wanted to know about the youth agency's financial status, it could have come to its offices for the annual report.

"Otherwise... they can go climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and then roll off it," he said.

Comments
  • Ronald - 2011-11-23 00:45

    Why not just say that you are at a loss for words, it would have made more sense than "Otherwise... they can go climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and then roll off it."

      arcticencounter - 2011-11-23 03:21

      Lol, Ronald. Yes, the buggers have been giving emerging entrepreneurs R500-00 to start their businesses, but they themselves, earn in excess of R1 million per year. It is the typical f@*k you Jack, I'm okay, theory that is so prevalent in all state-funded institutions (with our money, no less). Mount Kilimanjaro? Lmao.

  • Ntsakzin Shunainai Motswako - 2011-11-23 04:52

    '...they can go climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and then roll off it.' This makes one question the cadres patriotism. Why didn't he say Drankensburg?

  • Brad - 2011-11-23 10:20

    Well done Charl, give them hell! People need to know what's happening to all the state funding. @Ntsakzin LOL!

  • frans.visserdsb - 2011-11-23 10:55

    Mr Lungisa. You are a government employee. Not (hopefully)representing a political party. As such, making derogatory comments regarding a member of the public is not acceptable.

  • tacod - 2011-12-09 08:41

    I just had a look at the NYDA application and the still ask for the applicants ethnic group. Is this to ensure that white youth are excluded from the assistance by a government body. Their web site is so out of date that their last news letter is for July 2011. What do these individuals do all day? Seems to me that they just spend tax moneys to their own whim and screw the rest. How do you spend R106 million on a party?

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