22 April 2014
Democratic Alliance said it is unacceptable the allegations that the South
African Social Security Agency has spent R10 million of public money on VIP
protection for its Chief Executive Officer Virginia Petersen and the
spokesperson of the Department of Social
Development Lumka Oliphant.
DA MP of
Social Development Mike Waters said this is abuse of public money which could
have been spent on helping the most vulnerable.
we believe that the tendering regulations were flouted and that tender was
awarded to unknown company to the value of R10 million rand.
this is a slap in the face for the poor, who the Department of Social
Development are actually suppose to benefit.
If this R10 million rand has been spent on child support grants for example we
could’ve given over 2000 children a child's support grant for over a year and
this would’ve been direct investment in the poor of our country as appose to
wasteful expenditure for VIP security Waters added.
Labels: R10 Million spent on VIP security instead of the poor