ATTEMPTING UNCONSTITUTIONAL CENTRALISATION OF POWER
ISSUED BY DICKSON MKONO, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
amendments published by government are a transparent move to centralise power at
The UDM condemns these constitutional amendments that will allow direct
intervention by national government in the affairs of local authorities that
fail to manage their finances properly. This proposal is an indictment of the
capacity of provincial governments to ensure financial prudence at local level.
Instead of usurping power, national government should assist provincial and
local governments in their efficiency of service delivery and financial
The UDM hopes that this is not an attempt by the ANC to scale back on
constitutionally guaranteed powers and functions of provincial and local
governments, which are pivotal to the growth of a stable and democratic society.
Mr. D. Mkono, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Provincial and Local Government
083 961 5333
18 July 2001.