Cracking whip at officials

NEW local government watchdogs are set to swoop on municipalities with bad track records in service delivery.

NEW local government watchdogs are set to swoop on municipalities with bad track records in service delivery.

From December the new municipal public accounts committees will be on the ground, Gauteng public accounts committee chairperson Fish Mahlalela in Cape Town said yesterday.

Mahlalela and Themba Godi, chairperson of Parliament's standing committee on public accounts, announced yesterday that public accounts committees in Parliament would also work with the police to ensure that criminal cases involving corrupt government officials are pursued. - Anna Majavu

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