Samwu says municipalities need bigger cut of national budget

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is expected to deliver his Budget Speech on Wednesday and explain how Treasury will cover the R50 billion deficit.

There are concerns that municipal workers will suffer over the government's R50 billion shortfall.

Read: What can we expect from this week's budget?

The SA Municipal Workers Union's (Samwu) says local municipalities need a bugger cut of the national budget.

Samwu's Simon Mathe says it is not possible for municipalities to deliver effective and efficient services with less than 9% of government spend.

We do not expect Treasury to increase VAT or income tax to fund the deficit.

Simon Mathe, General Secretary at Samwu

Local municipalities are not properly funded, from where we are sitting.

Simon Mathe, General Secretary at Samwu

The budget needs to take into consideration the 258 municipalities expected to deliver effective and efficient services to citizens.

Simon Mathe, General Secretary at Samwu

We expect the Minister to announce an increase in equitable shares to municipalities so that they can be able to effectively deliver services.

Simon Mathe, General Secretary at Samwu

Take listen to Samwu's view on the national budget and job creation:


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