Adjustment Budget would have improved service delivery in Nelson Mandela Bay

The opposition parties in the Nelson Nandela Bay Metro voted against the Adjustment Budget this week, a move that will impact negatively on service delivery.

R 200 million of service delivery projects will grind to a halt, due to the actions of  the EFF and ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay.

“At a Council Meeting on 27 February 2018, the ANC, EFF, AIC, UF, PA and UDM voted against a 85% pro-poor adjustments budget, stealing service delivery from the city’s poorest residents,” said Mayor Athol Trollip.

As a result, the Metro Police are now unable to purchase new vehicles, which were meant to fight gangsterism in the city’s Northern Areas and townships.

R 3 million was allocated for this in the failed adjustments budget.

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“R 13.3 million that was meant to go towards public lighting in the city’s darkest communities, who have the ANC and the EFF to thank for their dark and unsafe streets.

R 45 million was meant to be adjusted to improve sanitation and water infrastructure in Motherwell, Wells Estate, Khayamnandi and KwaLanga with a further R 39 million budgeted for water leaks detection,” added Trollip.

The Metro will now have to spend according to its original budget, which reflected a deficit of R 125-million, while the adjustments budget reflected a deficit of R 25-million.


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