Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Budget vote held in Parliament

Lauren Snyders
29 May 2012


On Tuesday National Assembly speaker Maxi Sisulu had the budget vote speech in Parliament.

The budget for the 2012/2013 financial year stands at R1,63 billion.

This budget has been divided into five categories: administration- R392 million, legislation and oversight- R311 million, public and international participation- R118 million, members facilities- R200 million and associated services (providing financial support for political parties)- R311m

Sisulu also said there is a greater public desire in parliament. He said more accountability should take place in Parliament. He also outlined why service delivery to the people is very important.

It was also said that public participation be increased in Parliament. Child Protection Week was a major focal point in Parliament as Sisulu expressed his concern over crimes committed against children.

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