ANC Emfuleni wastes over R59 million infrastructure budget

by Kingsol Chabalala MPL – DA Gauteng Constituency Head-Emfuleni North

In response to questions asked by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng, it has come to light that the ANC-led Emfuleni administration has paid over R59 million to eight service providers that have abandoned municipal infrastructure projects and have been fired for poor workmanship.

According to the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Uhuru Moila, the following service providers failed to complete municipal infrastructure projects; JM Mcwango Trading, Gauflora, Gorogang Plant Hire and Majantsipe Projects Managers cc.

The following service providers were fired due to poor workmanship; Phumi Trading, Matlapa Suppliers Contractors Enterprise Cc, Engcor Consulting Engineers and Tarman.

These service providers were contracted for upgrading of the roads and storm water drains, as well as the construction of social development facilities.

The roads are terrible, untarred with potholes and many are still gravel roads.

There are no storm water drains yet a budget was allocated for these, and money was paid to contractors who failed to do the work properly.

This indicates a lack of project management and monitoring.

The ANC administration has done nothing to ensure that these contractors pay back taxpayers’ money.

None of these contractors were blacklisted.

All these projects were intended to uplift and improve the lives of Emfuleni residents by creating employment and an environment conducive for the local economy to grow.

Emfuleni residents deserve better. They deserve a government that is accountable to its people and prioritizes service delivery.

The DA is the only party that can bring Change. Where we govern in Tshwane, Joburg and Midvaal we monitor all our infrastructure projects to ensure that services are delivered to our people.