Chairperson, to the Minister, I'm reeling a little bit from that comment but perhaps we need to name shame those two municipalities. Nonetheless, my follow up question is somewhat different. I think we are all in agreement and certainly the hon gentleman from the Northern Cape was making some of the points that I want to highlight.
Municipalities are constantly in the spotlight for the mismanagement of funds, and at the same there are also many other municipalities that are performing extremely well; they are using the resources made available to them appropriately and responsibly and within the prescripts of the Public Finance Management Act.
We spoke earlier on about the councils being the ones that are supposed to wield the stick and I am wondering if Treasury couldn't put some form of incentive in place in terms of that. It seems logical that municipalities with a good track record of spending money where it should be spent - spending people's money on the people - should be rewarded with a greater share of the Division of Revenue allocation.
So, would Treasury consider merit based allocation system? If so, when can we expect to see something like that?