Municipal Funding In The Balance

pgwcThe following statements were delivered in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament by Mathlodi Maseko MPP, DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Masizole Mnqasela MPP Spokesperson for Local Government

Debate Speech by:

Mathlodi Maseko MPP

DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Human Settlements

Speech Highlights:

  • ESKOM failures will cost our municipalities and the people dearly.
  • Businesses are opting to find alternative sources of power.
  • Loss of revenue due to insufficient electricity supply is detrimental to service delivery
  • Municipal Income Grants and electricity tariffs  are critical to Municipality Revenue
  • Pro poor services depend highly on the revenue received from electricity tariffs

The Full Speech can be viewed here

Debate Speech by

Masizole Mnqasela MPP

DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Local Government

Speech Highlights:

  • Under a DA government, the economy will grow as much as the jobs  and the quality of life of the people will improve
  • According to the NDP we must grow at 5% in order to combat the triple challenges of Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality.
  • The impact of the stagnating economy can be seen in migratory patterns
  • The total Municipal Grant Funding Model needs a complete overhaul, if we are to succeed and sustain municipal governance
  • South Africa is projected to have the 8th highest unemployment rate in the world

The Full Speech can be viewed here

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