South Africa 2.10.2014 05:22 pm

DA queries late water board reports

Mmusi Maimane helps one person that managed to get a bucket of water before the water truck sponsored by the DA was forced to turn back after the ANC protestors said they didn't want DA water even though there is a lack of water in the area in the Tsakane area near Brakpan in Ekurhuleni, 1 October 2014. Picture: Neil McCartney

Mmusi Maimane helps one person that managed to get a bucket of water before the water truck sponsored by the DA was forced to turn back after the ANC protestors said they didn't want DA water even though there is a lack of water in the area in the Tsakane area near Brakpan in Ekurhuleni, 1 October 2014. Picture: Neil McCartney

The DA has called on Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to explain why 14 national water boards have not submitted their annual reports on time.

According to the Public Finance Management Act, all annual reports have to be tabled by September 30, Democratic Alliance MP Nosimo Balindlela said in a statement on Thursday.

“The DA will request [the minister] to urgently write to the Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to provide… reasons why 14 annual reports… were not tabled in Parliament by September 30.”

She said the boards were Botshelo, Bloem, Pelladrift, Namaqua, Amatola, Albany, Ikangala, Magalies, Lepelle, Mhlathuze, Sedibeng, Rand, Umgeni, and Bushbuckridge.

Balindlela said water boards were vital entities for the delivery of basic services. If a written explanation was not forthcoming, she would ask the Auditor General to issue a special report on the delay.

Sapa

 

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