DA: Zwakele Mncwango, Address by Chief Whip to the DA, dring the Budget Vote Speech, KZN Legislature, PMB (13/05/22)

13th May 2022

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Legislature budget of R644 million and remains concerned about the impact of current budget cuts on the proper functioning of the provincial parliament. As indicated by the committee Chairperson, the implication of these cuts is that the Legislature is unable to fund critical posts which support its core mandate. The DA sincerely hopes that ongoing engagements with Provincial Treasury, to assist with this funding will result in a positive outcome.

The committee Chairperson also raised serious issues around the current budget allocation mechanism. This must be resolved soon. The Provincial Executive sits around the table and decides on the future of the Legislature – the same institution responsible for overseeing its own work and performance.

Inkinga ukuthi ngelinye ilanga kophatha abantu abangafuni ukusebenza ngobuqotho, abangavele benze okulula nje ukuthi banciphise kakhulu isabelomali seSishayamthetho.

Laphoke utholukuthi amalunga esishayamthetho awasakwazi ukwenza amaOversight ngoba phela kuzothiwa imali ayikho.


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