Bloemfontein - Overseas trips,
unnecessary catering and the printing of T-shirts at all Free State
government levels must stop, the Free State ANC said on Wednesday.
"The African National Congress
will enforce strict fiscal discipline in all government structures
under its leadership," provincial secretary William Bulwane
He was commenting on a recent auditor general report on Free State municipalities.
"We accept the report of the auditor general. We are concerned by the continued poor performance
shown by some municipalities."
Bulwane said the provincial ANC
leadership agreed there had to be serious changes to improve the
He said the ANC provincial executive
committee (PEC) expected clean audits from all district
municipalities in the next financial year.
"The mayors of those
municipalities will be made to sign performance agreements to that
Bulwane said those mayors would be held
to their agreements. There would also be changes to local
municipalities in line with the PEC's decisions to improve service
Bulwane did not expand on the changes,
but indicated they would be introduced immediately after they were
The Free State governing party
commended those municipalities that had tried to improve their
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