PRESS RELEASE: Negative impact of cadre deployment - UDM
We hear that eight municipalities, that have failed to comply with the Auditor General's reporting requirements, now face possible suspension of fund transfers from National Government.
We know that 32 municipalities are under investigation by the Special Investigating Unit for maladministration, fraud and theft, whilst the Auditor General said that 95% of our municipalities had unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure amounting to a combined R11bn.
This kind of universal mismanagement and corruption has one common denominator i.e. those comrades, who couldn't get jobs in National and Provincial Government, got jobs at local level. The ruling party seems to have scraped the barrel when they made these appointments.
Most of our Country's woes can be attributed to cadre deployment. People, who were/are not qualified and/or experienced, get cushy jobs in local government. But, the comrades in corruption did not stop there; they soon added tenderpreneurship to their CVs and made mismanagement and corruption key performance areas.
Some people have at last seen the light and the United Democratic Movement welcomes Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's intention to appoint public health care CEOs of the very best quality that have the minimum qualifications and experience required of hospital managers.
We call on the ruling party to see the sense of this argument and rectify the situation at all levels of government and in parastatals.
Mr Bongani Msomi
UDM Secretary General
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