The Economic Development Department’s
2012/13 Annual Report tabled in Parliament reveals alarmingly high vacancy
rates in key positions.
DA Shadow Minister of Economic Development
Kenneth Mubu said it is no wonder the Department continues to fail to deliver
any tangible outcomes.
"At the moment it stands at 33.3% of Departments
Vacancy, n Administrative vacancy rate of nearly 30%, a secretarial staff
vacancy rate of 40%; and A staff turnover rate for senior managers of nearly
30%," Mubu added.
Mubu said an analysis of EDD’s past annual
reports and budget for 2013/14 in 2013/14 reveals that it has received over
R2.5 billion from National Treasury since its establishment in 2009. Apart from
not being able to employ and manage staff, the Department also continues to
fail to deliver any tangible output towards facilitating actual economic
development and jobs.
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