On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, the North West Provincial Legislature adopted the Division of Revenue Amendment bill 2015 (DORA) and the North West Appropriation Adjustment bill 2015 during the last Sitting of the Legislature held at Tlokwe Local Municipality.
This came after the Legislature conducted public hearings throughout the four districts in the province, on Sunday, 22 November where the community had the opportunity to listen and make inputs on the proposed adjustments.
Members of the Legislature were in agreement and voted in favour of the Adjusted Appropriation Bill as presented by the MEC Wendy Nelson, the additional amounts are as follows:
Total Adjusted Appropriation
Office of the Premier
R65 256 000
R795 904 000
R32 481 000
R305 500 000
Department of Health
R179 634 000
R9 083 705 000
Department of Arts, and Traditional Affairs
R25 518 000
R654 157 000
Department of Community Safety and Transport Management
R50 000 000
R1 881 742 000
Department of Economy and Enterprise Development
R55 000 000
R310 098 000
Reduced by R30m
R456 002 000
Department of Education and Sports Development
R187 538 000
Department of Local Government and Human Settlements
R3 726 000
R2 519 750 000
Department of Tourism
R145 050 000
Public Works and Roads
R104 169 000
R2 670 543 000
Department of Social Development
R2 237 000
R1 336 349 000
Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development
Reduced by R17 333 000
R1 103 988 000
The following allocations include donations made to various departments in assisting with outstanding projects set in the previous year and shortfalls.
According to the presentation made by the Department of Finance, Economic and Enterprise Development, the bill caters for unforeseeable and unavoidable expenditures such as disasters that could have occurred in the previous financial year, emergencies, utilisation of unspent funds and the roll-over of unspent funds.
A total of R 33 billion is the adjustment made by the national Department of Finance, which has an additional R181, 698 million rendering for the equitable share and conditional grants. This does not include the financing from the provincial department and donations made to certain departments in the province.
Amounts allocated for the Department of Health, has set aside monies to pay for unfunded amounts of accruals, accumulated in the 2014/15 financial year and donation of R438m from Netcare for the two Emergency Medicine Registrar posts to be filled in the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda. The R828m donated by the Embassy of Japan is to fund more ambulances.
The Department of Community Safety will see a donation of R40million to erect weighbridges in the province from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to charge tow-trucks that have a certain weight that normally pass through some districts.
The Department of Public Works has received monies to deal with the backlog of upgrades of roads, which were not completed in the 2014/15 financial such as the road that travels from Ganyesa to Bona Bona.
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SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS