04 July 2023 - NW2405
Komane, Ms RN to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Whether the amalgamation of underfunded municipalities will resolve challenges experienced in the local government; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what interventions did her department put in place to improve the poor governance and maladministration in the municipalities?
Amalgamation of underfunded municipalities will not resolve challenges experienced in the local government. The Department of Cooperative Governance, National Treasury and the South African Local Government Association are in a process of looking at the possibility of revising the current equitable share formula to address the issue of underfunded municipalities.