Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North West has urged Premier Job Mokgoro to disband four of its provincial public entities including the North West Gambling Board Board for allegedly failing to drive economic growth and employment in the province.
Jacqueline Theologo - DA North West spokesperson on economic development, environment, conservation and tourism - said the Gambling Board, North West Development Corporation (NDWC), Parks Board and Tourism Board have all allegedly failed to deliver on their respective mandates.
Theologo alleges that that these public entities were evidently “grossly mismanaged’ saying ‘considering the current economic downturn, these entities are responsible for the management and oversight of important economic drivers in the province in support of small, medium and micro-enterprises and tourism.
“Through their mandates, each entity has the mandate to attract investment, spur economic growth which, in turn, creates jobs,” Theologo said.
She said the Gambling Board had overspent its budget on legal services by R4.4 million in the 2018/2019 financial year.