Gauteng Premier David Makhura is misleading the public on the progress of public/private agreements to develop mega-housing projects in the province.
On 7 April the Premier and Human Settlements MEC, Jacob Mamabolo announced that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Provincial Government, Gauteng’s 12 municipalities and 43 construction companies to develop these projects.
However, in response to a written DA question regarding this event, MEC Mamabolo states that: “There are no 43 construction consortiums involved in the construction for the mega projects. The Department is in the process of finalizing a procurement model for the mega projects.”
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It is clear that Premier Makhura and the ANC are under severe pressure to ramp up government service delivery as we head for the 2016 local government elections.
However, by hosting lavish media events under the pretence of signing non-existent memoranda of understanding, the premier has exposed his hypocrisy about being serious about the needs of Gauteng’s people.
Premier Makhura needs to be honest to the people of Gauteng over the authenticity of this memorandum.
John Moodey MPL
DA Gauteng Provincial Leader
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