Jack Bloom MPL
DA Gauteng Caucus Leader
The Gauteng Provincial Government has failed to answer 67 official questions submitted by the DA last year.
The Community Safety Department is the most unresponsive, failing to answer 15 questions, followed by the Gauteng Health Department which ignored 13 questions, Local Government and Housing (9 questions) and Infrastructure Development (7 questions).
According to the rules, all questions for written reply should be answered within 10 working days, but unanswered questions fall off the order paper at the end of the year.
The high number of unanswered questions shows an appalling lack of transparency and disrespect for the Legislature’s oversight role.
No doubt these departments are hiding embarrassing facts because of the upcoming elections.
The DA will push for these questions to be answered, and resubmit them if necessary.