Province’s R54bn equitable share for schools, health, farming
DOING more with less. While it was announced yesterday that the Eastern Cape would get R54billion in the provincial equitable share out of a R1.35-trillion national budget for 2015-16, starting in April, stakeholders were upbeat about the province’s share of the budget pie.
The province has the third-highest provincial equitable share allocation after KwaZuluNatal and Gauteng.
Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane was quite excited about the province’s budget allocation.
“The nine-point plan positions the Eastern Cape in terms of reviving agriculture and rural development.
“Overall it is a good budget. We have to be prudent and avoid wasting,” he said.
-Siya Miti and Cindy Preller
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