Blouberg municipality misusing the INEP funding

Jacques Smalle MP

DA Limpopo Provincial Leader

There are serious concerns that Blouberg Municipality uses the Intergrated National Electrification Programme (INEP) funding for other projects  not related to electricity supply and neglects to supply various communities with the electricity.

The DA has established that the Department of Energy allocated the municipality an estimated R 3,3 Million in line with INEP to supply the electricity to Wetten Village extension ward 19 phase 3 but the money was used to complete other projects which are not related to electricity supply within the municipality .

Wetten Village Extension 19 is an old formal settlement but has been neglected for such a long time by the municipality. This issue of diverting INEP funding was not even discussed in Council. The DA is of the view that there might be some villages within the municipality that have similar problems.

The DA will request the Department of Energy to investigate the matter to establish whether correct procedures where followed by taking the funding to other projects not related to electricity supply.