On Friday, 12th May 2023, various Portfolio Committees of the Gauteng Legislature held public meetings across the province to examine the budgets of Provincial Government Departments for the current financial year, 2023/24.
The meetings are a platform for Gauteng residents to comment and ask questions, which is a requirement of one of the Legislature’s mandates, i.e., creating opportunities for public participation in legislative processes.
Different Committees will sit with individual departments and scrutinize their budgets and plans, asking critical questions to justify allocated funds.
Budget scrutiny is one among many instruments used by Committees to test department budgets and spending for alignment to Gauteng’s service delivery masterplan announced by Premier Panyaza Lesufi in his 2023 State of the Province Address (SOPA).
All documents and programmes for the various committee public meetings are available on the GPL website on https://www.gpl.gov.za/public-hearings-budget-vote-process/
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