The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the Phumelela Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) report to be returned due to outstanding documents and unanswered questions. The DA has demanded transparency and accountability from the municipality and has threatened to refer the matter to the Provincial Public Accounts Committee if all outstanding reports are not provided.
In a media statement issued by the DA Councillor in Phumelela Local Municipality, Ntombi Mokoena, on 19 April 2023, the party expressed its concern over the lack of transparency and accountability in the municipality. The statement titled “DA demands transparency and accountability as Phumelela MPAC report falls short” highlights the party’s commitment to ensuring that the people of the municipality receive the transparency and accountability they deserve.
According to the statement, the DA has identified outstanding documents and unanswered questions in the Phumelela MPAC report. The party has called for the report to be returned until all outstanding documents are provided and all questions are answered. The DA has also threatened to refer the matter to the Provincial Public Accounts Committee if the municipality fails to comply with their demands.
The DA has emphasized that the people of the municipality deserve transparency and accountability from their local government. The party has vowed to continue to fight for the rights of the people until they receive the transparency and accountability they deserve.
This is not the first time the DA has raised concerns about the MPAC in Phumelela Local Municipality. In a media statement issued on 1 March 2023, the party expressed concern over the non-functioning MPAC and raised queries as to why the committee had not had meetings since August 2022. The recent media statement highlights the party’s continued commitment to ensuring transparency and accountability in the municipality.
The media statement has sparked a debate among residents of the municipality, with many expressing their support for the DA’s demands. Some residents have criticized the municipality for its lack of transparency and accountability, while others have called for the DA to provide more information on the outstanding documents and unanswered questions.
The Phumelela Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) report is expected to be a topic of discussion at the next municipal council meeting. The DA has urged the municipality to take the matter seriously and to provide the necessary documents and answers to the outstanding questions. The party has also called on other political parties to support their demands for transparency and accountability in the municipality.
This is a developing story.