Bungle could see Bay write off R22m owed for housing

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality might have to write off R22-million owed by the Eastern Cape Human Settlements Department for RDP houses built by the metro due to a paperwork bungle by city staff.

Bay councillors were fuming yesterday when it was revealed that city manager Mpilo Mbambisa increased the Housing Revolving Fund threshold from R130-million to R145-million, instead of reducing it to the R100- million threshold required by law.

The fund is used to pay housing contractors for projects while the municipality awaits payment from the provincial Human Settlements Department. – Rochelle de Kocka

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One thought on “Bungle could see Bay write off R22m owed for housing

  • May 16, 2014 at 11:51 am
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    Make the person who made the mistake responsible for paying it back!

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