Cape Town - Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille has announced a full-scale investigation into her department’s failure to pay its service providers with the prescribed 30-day period.
In a statement, the department announced that it had 2085 invoices which had not been paid, which De Lille slammed.
The bulk of these included facilities management accounts relating to day-to-day maintenance which was carried out on departmental buildings (80%) and a work control system which is used to for managing major construction projects, the department said.
De Lille, also the leader of GOOD party, was appointed into the department in a surprise move by President Cyril Ramaphosa when he assembled his cabinet for the sixth administration after the general elections.
The former Cape Town mayor vowed to hit the ground running in ensuring the department performs its tasks accordingly.