Hon House Chairperson, the constant underspending of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality and lack of provision of basic services for the many impoverished people in this province, is a huge concern. Once again the Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, flagged the city for materially underspending its operating budget to the amount of R2,4 billion and the capital budget to the amount of R1,3 billion. The Auditor General also flagged the appointment of law firms representing the city. According to the report, approval to procure legal services was granted to the legal department by means of a council system of delegations that was not in line with the regulations.
Not long ago the Cape Argus reported that the city's water and sanitation directorate failed to spend R417 million meant to provide an additional supply to the city's drinking water resources. It also emerged that the city's transport directorate did not spend over R120 million of its annual budget. The ANC takes issue with the manner in which the budget is spent in the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, given that many of our people are affected by the underspending, which should be used to build a better life for all and their communities. Thank you.
Mr L MPHITI Mr Z MLENZANA