Cash strapped Emfuleni does not have money for printing

Issued by Kingsol Chabalala MPL – DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR)
26 Feb 2020 in Press Statements

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been reliably informed that the cash strapped ANC-led Emfuleni Local Municipality does not have money to print Council reports and agendas.

Emfuleni owes the service provider money for printing.

Due to non-payment of their account the service provider has refused to print Council documents.

The Council meeting which was supposed to be held today was postponed to Friday because they were unable to circulate Council agendas and print the reports.

This is unacceptable because the financial status of this municipality is now impacting on the work of the Council

This clearly indicates that Emfuleni is facing a serious cash flow problem.

This municipality’s financial standings has rapidly declined with having to produce an unfunded mandate.

For the last two years we have been proposing that the Council should go paperless for Council meetings to save costs.

The DA calls on MEC Maile, to urgently place the failing Emfuleni under full administration, in terms of Section 139 (1) (c) of the Constitution, as service delivery has completely collapsed.

We will continue to put pressure on MEC Maile to fully place Emfuleni under administration and to monitor the progress of the payments of the debt owed to service providers.