The DA’s Kingsol Chabalala says It is now clear that the Emfuleni Local Municipality is not in a position to provide or disclose any documents with regards to its guarded assets.
Chabalala said, DA submitted written questions to the Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC with regards to Emfuleni Local Municipality’s security contracts.
’We received the replies on 12 March indicating that all the assets of the Emfuleni Local Municipality are guarded and a full list is available for inspection in the Office of the Manager: Public Safety.’
‘We have on several occasions requested from the municipality to view the list and to date we are still waiting for the documents,’ he said.
We have no other option but to conclude that Emfuleni is hiding something from us and the public.
The reply states that all Emfuleni assets are guarded which we are reliably informed is not the case. If the money being spent is not being used to guard certain assets, then where is it going?
The DA demands transparency with regards to the Emfuleni guarded assets as public funds are used to pay for this.
Emfuleni residents continue to suffer under the ANC-led administration due to lack of service delivery, maladministration and corruption.
We will write to Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Uhuru Moiloa demanding that Emfuleni disclose the details about all the guarded assets.
This is the people’s money; the public has the right to know how their money is spent