Finance MEC, Mr Ravi Pillay earlier today tabled the 2019/2020 Adjustsments Budget at the KZN Provincial Legislature.
Delivering his speech, MEC Pillay unpacked the allocation of additional funds, approved roll-overs and the movement of funds between departments.
Some of the highlights, of the speech included the following:
• Gender Based Violence programmes under Social Development receive R14.4 million. These funds are allocated due to the importance of fighting Gender Based Violence. These funds will be used to appoint 80 Social Workers for a period of five months (November to March) and to provide these with the required tools of trade.
• School Security under Education is allocated R41.2 million. These additional funds are for the provision of school safety volunteers in view of the recent violence and criminal activities taking place in schools.
• Water, Sanitation and Electricity Backlog Study under COGTA receives R100.6 million. The programme is to not only focus on existing backlogs, but to rather assess the state of existing infrastructure. The primary focus areas are water, sanitation and electricity.
To read the full speech, click on the link below: