Technical assistance to improve infrastructure delivery

25 November 2011

Mpumalanga Provincial Government will expand the technical support structures in order to improve planning and management of public sector infrastructure delivery, said MEC of Finance, Mrs Pinky Phosa.

Addressing the Legislature during the tabling of the Provincial Adjustment Budget on Friday, 25 November 2011, MEC Phosa said the government is committed to a programme of ensuring effective and efficient delivery of infrastructure in Mpumalanga.

“We are in the process of finalising the placement of Short Term Technical Assistants to assist the departments.

“The Technical Assistants will assist the infrastructure departments to improve infrastructure planning, budgeting and maintenance program management as well as improvement of procurement systems and practices, said Phosa.

Premier DD Mabuza has also established technical and Executive Council committees on infrastructure to provide leadership on infrastructure delivery programme in the province.

The province has spent a total of 1.4 billion of the 2.7 billion that was allocated to infrastructure delivery for the current financial year.

“We are working together with the National Treasury, through Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme (IDIP) Technical Assistants, to provide support to infrastructure departments in order to fast track the planning for 2012/2013.

MEC Phosa said the Members of the Executive Council will continue to provide overall monitoring and reporting on progress made on infrastructure programme performance, including through project site visits.

For more information, contact:

Letshela Jonas on 013 766 4243 / 079 5000 154
Issued by Communications, Department of Finance, Mpumalanga Provincial Government