STATEMENT BY MEC MOTLALEPULA ROSHO DURING A MEDIA BRIEFING POST THE TABLING OF THE 2023/24 DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET SPEECH ON 02 JUNE 2023 AT SEASONS CONFERENCE CENTER, DIHATSHWANE, MAHIKENG

Head of Department Executives Members of the Management of the Department Members of Media Good morning members of the media and the entire people of North West. We have called this media briefing just after the adoption of the 2023/24 Provincial Budget by the North West Provincial Legislature which is largely a reflection of the departmental programme of actions as reflected in Annual Performance Plans of different departments. The Provincial Treasury recognise and understand an important role played by media in informing the communities of our Province and considers you as a valuable stakeholder that ensures that citizens learn how government policies will affect them. In turn…
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Media statement on PER and consultants

The MEC for Finance, Ms Motlalepula Rosho, has called on the Provincial Executive Representatives (PERs) to utilize their expert technical knowledge, and experience to turnaround ailing local government sphere on the province.  As part of its intervention measures in the implementation of Financial Recovery Plan aimed at improving sound financial management and performance, the provincial government has in line with provisions of section 154 of the Constitution of Republic of South Africa, deployed eight PERs to eight of the financially distressed municipalities in the province. They are expected to support municipal councils with the implementation of the Financial Recovery Plan. “You are our extensions in municipalities that…
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ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS SHOULD DEMONSTRATE IMPROVEMENT IN SERVICE DELIVERY

The submission of the Annual Financial Statements (AFS) should not be a compliance exercise only but should also demonstrate how resources allocated to government were utilized towards service delivery. Provincial government Accounting Officers from departments and public entities are optimistic that the improved audit outcome for 2022/23 would bear testimony to that. This came to light at the submission of the Annual Financial Statements by departments and public entities. The Provincial Treasury is optimistic that the AFS preparations workshop they held in assisting departments and public entities to prepare credible accurate and quality financial statements will yield the desired results. Through the Office of the Provincial Accountant…
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Provincial Treasury registers significant progress in the past financial year

Tabling the 2023/24 at the Provincial Legislature, MEC for Finance Motlalepula Rosho indicated that Treasury registered significant progress in the 2023/24 financial year.   MEC Rosho informed the Legislature that various municipal support programmes have been implemented. These include the deployment of Provincial Executive Representatives (PER) and Provincial Municipalities Financial Recovery Services teams to assist with the implementation of interim rescue plans and development of the financial recovery plans. The PERs act on behalf of the Executive Council. They were placed at Naledi, Tswaing, Madibeng, Ramotshere Moiloa, Ditsobotla, Kgetlengrivier local municipalities as well as Dr Ruth Segomotsi District Municipality to provide strategic leadership and guidance for the…
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“The work of democracy has been arduous and daunting” says MEC Rosho

“Throughout the past four years we have remained committed to our goals of reconstruction and development as well as adapting to the challenges we face,” these were the words of MEC for Finance, Motlalepula Rosho when delivering what could possibly be her penultimate Budget Speech for Provincial Treasury.   In retrospection, she conceded that progress on addressing socio-economic challenges experienced by communities has been slow and the work of democracy has always been arduous and daunting.   The Province is experiencing sluggish growth and high unemployment. The provincial GDP growth has averaged 1.0 per cent for the years from 2018 to 2021 which is a far cry…
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MEC Finance introduces the Provincial EXCO Representatives to municipalities that are under mandatory intervention to implement Financial Recovery Plans

Rustenburg: MEC for Finance, Ms Motlalepula Rosho has introduced the Provincial EXCO Representatives (PERs) that have been appointed to lead the eight municipalities that are under mandatory and discretionary intervention to implement the Financial Recovery Plans (FRP).   MEC Rosho indicated that the Executive Council resolved to place Naledi, Dr RSM, Madibeng, Kgetlengrivier, Ramotshere Moiloa, Tswaing, Ditsobotla and Mahikeng, under Mandatory Intervention in line with Section 139(5) (a) and (c) of the Constitution read together with Section 139 of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA). Maquassi Hills Local Municipality has been placed under discretionary intervention.   The PERs act on behalf of the Executive Council and are…
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