Performance audit of the effectiveness of the urban renewal programmes in Gauteng
The Auditor General’s latest report on the “Performance audit of the effectiveness of the urban renewal programmes in Gauteng” reveals a loss of R40 million in contracts gone missing on the Evaton Renewal Project (ERP).
No physical verification of work completed amounting to this R40 million could be audited. The A-G noted that completion dates for projects could not be determined due to a lack of information.
According to the Department of Human Settlements, these contracts and documents were misplaced.
Further to this, the A-G revealed that the contractors working on the ERP did not have the appropriate minimum grading assigned by the Construction Industry Development Board.
ANC Crippling Evaton
Despite the grading, contractors should not have been considered to bid nor be awarded the tenders for this project.
As information on the ERP further unfolds, the DA will make these revelations known in order to inform the residents of Evaton of how the ANC is crippling their community.
The DA will request the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Mbongeni Radebe, to table the A-G’s report to hold public officials accountable.
This project was purported to uplift and improve the lives of Evaton residents, yet it is becoming more apparent that this project was specifically designed to enrich a few at the expense of those left behind by this administration.
DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Emfuleni
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