Katlego Suzan Phala (MPL)
DA Limpopo Provincial Legislature
The DA is concerned that the department of Sport, Arts and Culture seem to be far from having sound financial and administration management.
The appointment of Mr Mabakane Mangena as acting HOD is a clear indication that both MEC and the provincial executive leadership care less about the manner in which the department fails in executing its constitutionally mandated obligations.
The DA is concerned that the department continuous to fill vacancies with acting personal, which will negatively impact the departments stability and obligations.
Lack of stability in this department has already led to four qualified audit opinions, and that the acting positions will not strengthen the departments financial systems. We have also note a slow uptake from conditional grants with no punitive measures against those in responsible positions
The DA calls on the SACD MEC to appoint a permanent HOD to ensure that the department can carry its mandate on a sustainable and accountable manner.