ANC revisits some provincial departments
By Tarryn Le chat
The African National Congress (ANC), is considering phasing out some provincial departments as a way of tackling poor service delivery and improving financial management.
As its national executive committee (NEC) meeting, former environmental affairs and tourism minister-turned-businessman, Valle Moosa, gave a presentation that took a critical look at the effectiveness of provincial departments.
According to an NEC member who was at the meeting, Moosa questioned the relevance of having such departments as health, education, safety and security, and transport at provincial level. "He basically took an overview and historical look at provincial competence and performance".
Moosa has also questioned "whether it was necessary to have provincial roads, for example", the NEC member said.
ANC spokesperson Smuts Ngonyama, however, confirmed there had been discussions 'to that effect', but said he was not present when Moosa made his observations.