Department of Water and Sanitation swimming in debt left by Nomvula Mokonyane

The Department of Water and Sanitation apparently has no money.

It has asked Parliament to adjust its 2018/19 budget so it can meet 46% of promises made for this financial year.

Speaking to John Maytham, Eyewitness News reporter Lindsay Dentlinger says this is the first time she has heard of a Department asking Parliament to revise what they said they will do.

They are spending all this money mopping up Nomvula Mokonyane's past. All this debt that they have accrued, starting this year alone with R2 billion that they need to pay bills.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN REporter 

READ: Billions unaccounted for in Water and Sanitation Dept

There will be no infrastructure built and that's the most critical thing when it comes to water in the country.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN REporter

ALSO READ: 'Water and Sanitation department has to be led by technocrats equal to the task'

This war on leaks programme that Nomvula Mokonyane initiated about three years ago is now turning out to be one of the biggest headaches for this department. They spent almost R600 million on this project that they have not budget for.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN REporter

Listen to what the department told Parliament...


This article first appeared on 702 : Department of Water and Sanitation swimming in debt left by Nomvula Mokonyane


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