The previous DA-led coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay, through exceptional governance, has raked in an additional R200 million for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
This follows confirmation from National Treasury that the City will receive this money due to the DA-led administration utilising 100% of its Urban Settlement Development Grant (USDG) in the 2017/18 financial year.=
The DA-led government also spent 100% of its USDG funding in the 2016/17 financial year and was thereafter rewarded by National Treasury with R178 million additional funding.
In 2017/18, under the DA-led administration, 100% of the USDG funding, including the additional R178 million, was used to deliver services to the City’s vulnerable communities, including:
- Making progress eradicating bucket toilets;
- The provision of serviced sites;
- The upgrade of 5 informal settlements; and
- Tarring of roads;
- The upgrade of 64 public open spaces; and
- Upgrading of water and sanitation infrastructure
The ruling ANC/EFF/UDM coalition of corruption will however not be able to spent the latest additional R200 million received from National Treasury.
As of February 2019 the ANC-led coalition of corruption had only spent 30% of its Capital Budget for the current financial year.
If the City does not utilise all of this additional funding by the end of the 2018/19 financial year, it will be forfeit to National Treasury.
The failing ANC cannot govern and this was made clear when the ANC-led Buffalo City Metro (BCM) failed to spend R377 million earmarked for service delivery projects in the current financial year.
The DA-led coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay proved that only the DA can achieve 100% budget spending, fight corruption, speed up basic service delivery and build One South Africa for All.
Retief Odendaal Cllr
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
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