On Monday, Parliament sat to debate the State of Nation Address. Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu started the debate attended by different parties.
According to Eyewitness News, Mthembu said the leadership of Parliament should integrate ethics and integrity as a dominant factor moving forward.
He added the ANC has committed itself to ridding the South African public and private sectors of corruption
“It’s through the spirit of ongoing engagements on critical matters that we shall be a nation.” He added.
Mthembu said Parliament must intensify its supervision of government departments and organisations, with the aim to stop the unnecessary squandering of public funds, which equals in billions misspent annually.
“A total of R127,979 billion in irregular expenditure was uncovered by the Auditor-General from 2013, 2014 to the 2016/17 financial years. The money wasted by careless and corrupt people on government could have funded higher education for the poor.”, Mthembu added.
The Chief Whip also requested a review of the manner in which Parliament is funded. Briefly.co.za gathered Mthembu felt it should not be financially reliant on the executive, which it is mean to hold accountable.
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