RELEASE ISSUED BY PROF. MBADI, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON WELFARE AND POPULATION DEVELOPMENT
majority of South Africans who were disadvantaged by the Apartheid government
find themselves still impoverished by the present government, with its
non-delivery of funds and programmes intended to relieve poverty amongst the
poorest of the poor.
The irregularities and problems in the Welfare Department arose during the reign
of the then Minister of Welfare and Population Development, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi.
That she cannot be called to account for under-spending or non-spending is
unacceptable to the United Democratic Movement.
On Friday 14 April 2000 the Portfolio Committee on Welfare and Population
Development will be meeting the Independent Development Trust (IDT) that was
tasked by Minister Fraser-Moleketi to disburse funds allocated to it for
poverty-relief. The IDT will be called upon to explain why these funds were not
Whilst the Independent Development Trust was in the process of disbursing the
funds allocated to various programmes, it was stopped.
Fraser-Moleketi must explain why she halted the process.
UDM Spokesperson on Welfare and Population Development
13 April 2000