The controversial appointment of Ms Pam Yako as administrator to the embattled Makana Municipality has cost the taxpayer a whopping R3 million for nine months work.
Replies to parliamentary questions have exposed that R3 089 928.96 was paid to Ms Yako who was contacted to turn around the fortunes of the Makana Municipality.
Ms Yako’s nine-month tenure has yielded no visible results for the people of Makana. A recent oversight visit to Grahamstown revealed that water leaks, potholes, illegal dumping and water shedding remain the order of the day.
Makana was placed under Section 139 1(b) administration in September 2014 after receiving four consecutive audit disclaimers from the Auditor General, a damning report on corruption (Kabuso report) and a devastating decline in service delivery.
The Makana Municipality has been run into the ground by a corrupt ANC that has neglected basic service delivery and is doing nothing to create jobs.
The DA is committed to bringing change that stops corruption, delivers better services and creates jobs in Makana.
I will be writing to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to challenge him to provide justification for this outrageous waste of taxpayers’ money while service delivery in Makana continues to collapse.
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