Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spend wisely or be punished

By Mikhaila Crowie
25 February 2009

Finance and Economic Development MEC, Garth Strachan, has warned that government departments who under or over-spend their budgets will be punished.

Yesterday, Strachan unveiled the Western Cape’s 2009 budget.
R17billion would be allocated to the key sectors of health, education and housing.

R10 billion rand of the R17 billion would be spent on the construction of two new hospitals.

More than R1billion was set aside for the building and maintenance of roads.
Despite the global financial crisis ,Strachan said government spending had to be done carefully.

He added over R400m had been saved by the province by doing away with ineffective programmes.


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