Department owed R419m

MORE than R400 million in outstanding debt owed to the Department of Public Works must be retrieved, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

MORE than R400 million in outstanding debt owed to the Department of Public Works must be retrieved, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.

The party's public works spokesman, James Masango, said it would submit parliamentary questions to Public Works Minister Geoff Doidge to establish what was being done to recoup the R419million owed by other departments and public entities.

"The failure of national departments to adhere to budget plans, as well as poor coordination and weak oversight, has been a defining trend in a number of the auditor-general's annual reports," Masango said. - Sapa

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