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Free State gets millions for roads

By Sapa | Nov 15, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 4 ]

An amount of R244 million was also earmarked for improvement in conditions of service. It is to cover higher than expected wage settlements

Road maintenance in the Free State received another R60.1 million in the provincial adjustment budget on Thursday.

Free State finance MEC Seiso Mohai said some R53.5 million roll-over funds from the previous financial year were earmarked for the maintenance of provincial roads.

A further amount of R6.5 million was found by reprioritising government spending to road maintenance.

“As a province we had no option but to reprioritise within the allocated budget for the 2012/13 financial year,” said Mohai.

Total funding available for the provincial adjustment budget was R934 million, he said in the provincial legislature.

The MEC urged government departments to do things differently and to completely eradicate inefficiencies within the system.

“We urge departments and public entities, again, to continue to remain within their baselines.”  

Mohai said non-core or low priority programmes must be scaled down.

He said the focus had shifted now to efficiency in supply chain management and service delivery towards government priorities.

An amount of R244 million was also earmarked for improvement in conditions of service.

It is to cover higher than expected wage settlements, a shortfall of two percent.

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So which Free State based cadre is going to get those tenders I wonder.

Nov 15, 2012 2:20 | 0 replies

ANCYL friends are lining up in the Free State, i know someone registering a company now in Pretria, just for that and he is sure he will get it, even though he knows nothing about road construction, he has White friends who will assist him, he will be the face only. What a corrupt nation, give those tenders to companies that are well established, they know what they are doing, Dont use BBBEEEEE on such huge billions.

Nov 15, 2012 2:37 | 0 replies

Aagh tell us abt the R1.5 billion road in KZN outback !!

Nov 15, 2012 3:2 | 0 replies

I sooth say that 40% of the money will go to certain corrupt officials' pockets and that the roads will be of poor quality, requiring maintenance within the first two months.

Nov 19, 2012 12:36 | 0 replies