Monday, June 15, 2015

DA concerned by SA’s R700 million contribution to the AU

Loyiso Langeni
15 June 2015

The Democratic Alliance said it is concerned by the money that South Africa has contributed to the African Union Summit.

This is after a report states that the AU meeting is expected to adopt a new funding model which will see South Africa's contribution to the organisation grow to R700 million.

DA MP of International Relations and Cooperation Sandy Kaylan said It is outrageous that our contribution to the AU has quadrupled in the last year to R700 million with the likelihood of this increasing over the next few years.

Kaylan added that the most troubling thing about this is that the South African voter will have to pay extra on hospitality levy’s which surely is going to impact on the poor people in this country.

“The department of National Treasury has not budgeted for this amount so one wants to know who authorised such a gift to the AU and why is it that all the AU countries can’t make equal and proper contribution rather than South Africa being a cash cow.” Kaylan said.



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