Gauteng finance in need of serious attention statement by Provincial Secretary: UDM Gauteng (25 November 2008)

Recent media reports have exposed the appalling state of finance in Government Departments in Gauteng. Government Departments blame their inability to function on budgetary constraints, yet money is always returned to Treasury unspent?

It seems as if Government Departments are flouting regulations that are governing public funds, and the UDM calls for a thorough investigation. The Department of Health is of special concern, where it is reported that millions of unauthorised expenditures and contracts were awarded without following tender procedures. We would like to know who benefited from those contracts, and what their relations to the ruling party are. Apparently the Department of Economic Development sponsored the Progressive Women's Movement (PWM) without any approval.

Government in Gauteng seems to be in a financial mess.