The Finance Committee Portfolio Committee Intervenes in a Sanitation Programme in Nongoma
After receiving reports (through a whistleblower) of a stalled Sanitation Programme in Msebe in kwaNongoma the Chairperson of the Committee Hon SC “KK” Nkosi led his Committee to hear the views of the community and the Zululand District in a bid to restore the project to the service of the needy community of Nongoma. According to the Chairperson this was not the only objective to conduct this Focused Intervention Study, but it was also to “kuphenya ibheshu (to expose the dirty work) ” to those who have led to the suffering of the community by abusing the taxpayer’s monies, thereby leaving the community with no toilets when in fact, government had planned and invested a lot of money on this project.
The Chairperson the vowed in front of a fully packed hall of Msebe that whoever is responsible for this wastage will face the full might of the law, and that investigations are to begin so that those responsible can be made accountable.
Members of the community of Msebe when weighing in on this matter, expressed serious concerns regarding the conduct of officials employed in that district. In no uncertain terms the allegations made by most speakers pointed out to “corrupt officials who receive brown envelopes”. During an interview with members of the media the Chair Hon Nkosi also said that according to the Department Treasury’s report presented it does point out that the Supply Chain section of the Municipality may have committed errors in the tender process, but Hon Nkosi emphasized that the Committee will however await the full report from the Municipality (before jumping into any conclusions) on how this project was rollout including the tender processes involved.
Hon. Nkosi addressing the Community of Msebe on the purpose of the visit of his Committee.
Members of the community register their unhappiness with the officials of the Municipality.
He Chairperson “KK” Nkosi addressing the media after the Focused Study Intervention Study.