Leader of the opposition in the city council, Xolani Sotashe, said the city had asked national Treasury to give it the go-ahead to “roll over” more than R400million as part of its budget adjustment.
The City’s operating budget for 2019/20 was set at R41.78billion and the capital budget at R8.39bn.
“This is an indication of the City’s inability to spend its budget. Service delivery and safety of our communities is being compromised. Many communities need adequate houses, clean running water, provision of sanitation facilities and a safe environment,” he said.
More than R150m of the money that the City wanted to roll over was allocated for Human Settlements, while about R275m was for Water and Sanitation.