It has been nearly two years after an investigation was conducted and concluded into allegations of irregularities in the township modernisation and revitalisation programme of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller and yet the executive authority is still in the process of analysing the report.
This was revealed in the annual report for the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller for 2018/2019. According to the report, the investigation was commissioned by the executive authority.
The township modernisation and revitalisation programme is important because it provides support to small business enterprises, which enables them to create sustainable and profitable enterprises. This in turn helps to create work opportunities for those living in townships, especially the youth.
In addition, it also helps to grow the economy by bringing township business into the broader economy.
The investigation was concluded on 15 November 2017 and the report was handed over to the executive authority.
Two years down the line and the executive authority is still in the process of analysing the outcomes and recommendations of the investigation.
It is unacceptable that it is taking the executive authority this long to analyse and implement consequence management where needed.
Furthermore, it also means that any official that may be implicated in the matter is still working for GEP.
I will be tabling questions to Premier David Makhura to ascertain exactly how long it will take for the report to be analysed and what steps are being taken to remedy the situation.