Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature Caucus – speeches

The following speeches will be delivered in Burgersdorp today as part of the annual “Taking Legislature to the People” campaign.   Debates are focussed on reports by portfolio committees relating to the Joe Gqabi District Municipality.

Ross Purdon, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

“Where has the money gone?”

  • Elundini returns unspent grant
  • Aliwal Spa still not operational

Click here for the full speech.
Vicky Knoetze, MPL
DA Shadow MEC for Roads and Public Works

“EPWP must be a catalyst for creating real sustainable jobs”

  • EPWP grant money not properly accounted for
  • Short-comings of EPWP that must be overcome for it to be a success
  • Close correlation between quality of work and number of jobs- value for money

Click here for the full speech.