KZN Human Settlements facing cash flow challenges

KZN Human Settlements facing cash flow challenges

KZN Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Jomo Sibiya says the department is having cash flow problems.

KZN Human Settlements MEC Jomo Sibiya

It means invoices submitted by some service providers are not being paid on time.

Sibiya tabled his department's Budget Vote in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature on Thursday. 

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He says they're working on clearing the backlog.

"Towards the end of April, invoices amounting to some R567million have been captured but not dispersed as a result of the cash flow challenges facing the department. 

"This amount included some R236 million due to the municipalities relating to property rates. We urge departments to pay us on time so that we are able to pay service providers on time. This will ensure sustained service delivery of infrastructure."

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Sibiya says they've developed a system to track the processing of invoices.

"Any delay in the processing of invoices either deliberately or due to demands for bribes will result in criminal charges laid against any employee who is involved in such activities."

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