By Justus de Goede, DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Transportation:
The HOD of the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has relieved the CEO and CFO of the embattled g-Fleet – which provides rental cars to both provincial and national government departments, including VIPs – of their duties in an attempt to save the entity from further financial malaise.
G-fleet received a disclaimer from the Auditor General (AG) for the 2014/15 financial year, as both the CEO and CFO were found not to have provided effective leadership.
At the end of the 2014/15 financial year, it was still owed R228 million, of this, R157 million is owed by provincial departments and R71 million by national government.
Hopefully this is not another case of too little, too late.
Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, is responsible for the efficient running of his Department and entities. This shake up must resound in his office as well.
Good intentions are not enough to keep the wheels turning in the vital role that Gauteng plays in the country’s economy.
The DA will continue to monitor the performance of g-Fleet to ensure that public funds equate to quality services.